Archive for November, 2015

Writing Fiction/Story and Character Development

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Yesterday I promised I’d talk about how I come up with the plots and characters for my Klepto Cat Mysteries. I was asked just recently if I plan the story and the ending before I start writing it. For the most part, I have a place setting and possibly the outline of a theme in […]

Author to Author/Writer to Writer

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I’ve always fielded a lot of questions from authors over my forty-plus year career. As my writing interests have changed, the questions have changed. When I was writing articles for magazines, hopeful freelancers wanted to know how to break in. As my published books began to stack up, folks wanted to know more about publishing […]

What Does Your Manuscript Need Most?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Do you have a proposal ready to send to a publisher or a manuscript ready to publish? Don’t go it alone. Don’t be so confident or in so much of a rush that you neglect a very important step in your presentation—editing. I know it’s hard to let someone else read what you’ve written. You […]

Understanding Amazon’s KDP Program

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Have you published your books through the Amazon KDP program? Do you understand the statements/reports? I think I’m beginning to. I started getting confused when they introduced KOLL (Kindle Owner’s Lending Library) and now there’s KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Pages). Suddenly, I noticed that book sales for my Klepto Cat Mysteries were down a little, […]

Simple Holiday Book Promotion Day-by-Day

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Every author, entrepreneur, produce developer, artist, etc., is thinking ahead to the holidays—to holiday sales, to be more exact. If you’re on the ball, you’ve been planning your marketing strategies for months. You’ve ordered promotional materials. You’re ready to approach your audience/the consumer—or are you? Some of you are already burned out on the marketing […]