You may have noticed we're no longer on Wix. Bear with us a few weeks as we update and transfer all the blog posts from one site to this one. But don't think that's going to affect what we do on Writing without Drama. The posts aren't going to lose their personal touches. We're all… Continue reading New Site. Same Quality.
When should you set up your FB page, Twitter account, Instagram, website, mailing list? This question is asked enough that I felt it warranted its own blog post. The simple answer is as soon as you decide writing isn't just a hobby, when you know you will share stuff with the world, and before you… Continue reading Setting Up Presence
Self-editing gets thrown around, but what exactly is self-editing? We recognize it and define it in our own way. It seems logical, but for many, they don’t know where to begin or what it all entails. Each read through when we self-edit should focus on specific aspects. Structure Structure involves plot pacing and believability Readability… Continue reading What Is Self-Editing
As writers, we accumulate information like an after Christmas sale. It spills across our bookmark bar and into folders. If you aren't like me, you probably haven't thought of the last time you actually cleaned out the outdated or dead links. If you are like me, you do it twice a year. It can be… Continue reading Bookmark vs Clip
Book covers — I understand the fear that comes to first time writers who think covers will be some expensive part of the publishing process. Wrapped up in this fear is the thought "I can do it for cheaper, and it'll look good." The fact of the matter is, if you don't have graphic design… Continue reading Book Covers & What You Should Know
Audiobooks are a huge market for a variety of reasons. It could be long commutes, travel, visual impairments, or the ability to multitask while doing mundane tasks. This post will cover cost, expectations, and things about ACX that you might not know of even after reading the FAQ and such. Length Audiobooks are generally 2x… Continue reading ACX
Do you remember how school taught you how to write letters? Addresses on one side, familiarity greetings, and signing it with personal endearments such as “I can’t wait to write to you again.” If not, you probably didn’t do the pen pal project. Contacting freelancers and writing to submission editors for magazines, agents, and publishing… Continue reading Professional Communications
There are lots of ways to market books. Paid ads, newsletter swaps, social media blasts … the list is long. When I first started publishing, I didn’t understand the correlation between genre, ad, cover, blurb, and 10% preview. I thought it was all about the reviews. Most readers won’t know your name. What you want/think… Continue reading Refining Marketing