Meet guest author Claire Fullerton from this post on The Story Reading Ape Blog.
Check out this great post from the Nail Your Novel blog on marketing literary fiction – an interview
This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press in Portland, Oregon. Part 1 is here. This is Part 2. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress
Roz There’s no getting away from the fact that literary fiction is trickiest to market.
Laura Oh it’s so hard! Every time I create marketing plans and metadata for a new novel, I am envious of publishers putting out subject-based nonfiction books, because it’s so much easier to identify and connect with a target audience.
Novels are tools to build empathy, they are self-care objects, they are escapes and escapades and circuses to entertain your mind. There are readers out there for them, readers who need these stories, who deserve to find themselves in books and those who deserve to escape by reading about people completely unlike them. But if…
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Check out this addition to Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
C.S. Boyack is a prolific author and popular blogger who supports Indie authors in a number of ways, including with his entertaining and effective Lisa Burton Interviews
He is celebrating the release of his latest book over the weekend… The Yak Guy Project.
About The Yak Guy Project
Imagine waking up in the desert with no idea what happened to you. You have clear memories of situations and places, but a complete loss in personal matters… like your own name. This situation is bad, and you have no idea how to get home.
When you’re rescued by a talking yak, the situation gets exponentially worse. You’ve obviously lost your mind. The immediate needs of a ride off the salt pan and searing heat, along with a drink of water, outweigh the concerns about your mental state.
This is exactly what happened to the Yak Guy. In fact he’s been…
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Check out these 11 steps to find and connect with other authors in your genre from this post on Kristina Stanley’s blog.
Thank you, Raimey Gallant for organizing the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.
This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.
To continue hopping through other great blogs in the monthly #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to join, just hop on over to Ramey Gallant!
This week, I’ve chosen to do something a little special for everyone.
Even before you publish your first book, building an online network will help you when the exciting moment of releasing your novel to the world arrives.
Today, Donna Galanti, an expert in building a network for authors, is here to share her advice and she has a very generous offer for you (you can find it at the bottom of post).
11 Steps to Find and Connect with Other Authors…
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Check out this thought-provoking post from the Story Empire blog on what hinders your creativity.
Hello SE Readers! Or should I say hello creatives? That’s right; whether you’re an artist, a musician, or a writer, you are creative. You create pictures, music, words. And really, a writer paints pictures with his or her words.
But there are a number of things that can hinder our creativity. Time. Distractions. Technology problems. Some are valid reasons, while others are excuses to procrastinate. Believe me, when I say I’m the queen of procrastination. I’ve listed a few of my past and present hindrances. Some I have overcome, others I’m still working on.
- The need for perfection. Many of us feel we should get our work right the first time. We want that first draft to be perfect. Guess what? They’re not. The key to good writing is rewriting.
- Fear. “What if no one likes my writing? What if no one reads it? What if…” We can add a…
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Check out this edition of the partners in crime series featuring crime writer, Angela Marsons, from this post on the Mystery Thriller Week blog.
Partners in Crime hosts speak with crime writer Angela Marsons about her bestselling DI Kim Stone novels.
This podcast originally appears on Podbean.com
April 27, 2018 Duration: 49 min.
She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go…
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