Archive for March, 2015

Change Your Attitude and Sell More Books

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Something happened yesterday that made me think about the strong role human nature plays in our level of success as authors. While some authors do well, others fail to meet their own expectations. In fact, the majority of authors fail in this publishing climate and that has been the case for many years. Why? Because […]

The Personality of Fiction-Writing

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Writing fiction is personal. Oh, we may take lessons, get involved in workshops, read books and articles on character development, plotting, and such. But we write using our own cache of skills, tools, and methods. And if those methods take us successfully from blank screen to finished product, we must be doing something right. Many […]

What Inspires Stories in a Fiction Series?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Ever wonder how writers of a fiction series come up with new ideas? Be sure to visit BookReaders Blog: Mum’s Writings, Mysteries, and More. I’m guest blogger today, March 19, 2015 and I reveal how I come up with story ideas. What’s really fun about this post is that I become quite specific about how […]

Comings and Goings in Patricia Fry’s World

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A few days ago I produced a list of possible titles for an upcoming cozy mystery I’m working on and asked for your opinion. Oddly, almost all of the titles were picked. Those who made suggestions, all liked a different title. There was no favorite! So I’m back to square one with which title to […]

Just Wondering: Which One Would You Read?

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Every once in a while I come up with what I think is a great title. But otherwise, I pretty much struggle, fret, and lose sleep when trying to choose a title for one of my Klepto Cat Mysteries. So I thought I’d let you help. Which titles below would make you look twice at […]

Successful Authorship Requires a Marketing Mindset

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Today is day four of our Klepto Cat Mystery Blog Tour and I’m engaging quite a few readers new to the series. You might avoid doing a blog tour because you believe that everyone who visits blogs related to your book genre or theme already knows about your book. Probably not. This is my second […]

Day One of Patricia Fry’s Blog Tour

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

It’s “reveal” day. In fact this will be a week of reveals as I share aspects of my writing world with readers at six different blog sites. Stop over at Miki’s Hope today and read why I say I can’t not write, what inspired me to start writing, and why I started writing nonfiction. In […]

Klepto Cat Mystery Blog Tour Begins TODAY

Monday, March 9th, 2015

This is the big week for the Klepto Cat Mystery Blog Tour. Today, visit my own blog–Catscapades–to read a true story of using mind-talk with cats. http://bit.ly/1GiYcW3 Tomorrow (March 10) be sure to join us at Miki’s Hope. http://www.mikishope.com for my guest post. I’ll talk about why I write and what happened when I thought […]

The Promise of the Book Title

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

I just finished the first draft of another Klepto Cat Mystery novel. It took me about two months to write the book and an additional two weeks to settle on a title…maybe. I mean, I have a title I think works—but the book isn’t published yet, so the title could change AGAIN. Why is it […]

Take the Confusion Out of Planning Your Blog Tour

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

  If you are new to the term and premise of a blog tour, refer to my February 21, 2015 post. This post is for those who are ready to move forward with their tour. It’s all about the details. Planning a blog tour can be a fun activity. But there are a lot of […]