Tips & Tricks

Facebook Groups For Writers

As writers, we aim to keep the reader engaged and suspend their belief when able. To do this, we need to understand what would really happen and the assumptions that surround certain ideas. Here are some useful groups to help you hammer out those details. These next three groups have one rule in common—only professionals… Continue reading Facebook Groups For Writers

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

1st POV meets Detail

Novice writes think they need to word vomit every detail of a characters surroundings, and this becomes more obvious in 1st POV. If you try to have the MC walk in a room and give every little detail, the reader's eyes are going to glaze over and they are going to begin to skim read,… Continue reading 1st POV meets Detail

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Retrieving Your Cover Template

For indies, we want to make our team's jobs easier, and the best way to help out our cover designers is to have the cover template available for them. IngramSpark For IngramSpark, you'll go to this link—https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/CoverTemplateGenerator Fill in the information. IngramSpark Cover Template ISBN is the ISBN. Publisher Reference Number—If you have a lot… Continue reading Retrieving Your Cover Template

Tips & Tricks

Online Writer Events

You may be familiar with NaNoWriMo. It shines in November as it lites up hashtags across social media, but they also have "mini camps" during the year as well. Maybe you like the accountability aspect, the social/networking aspect, or the challenge to push yourself. Did you know NaNoWriMo isn't the only writer challenges set up… Continue reading Online Writer Events

Amazon, Tips & Tricks

Why Can’t Readers Leave Reviews

You've sent out ARCs or did a giveaway, and inevitably, there are readers who can't leave reviews. Amazon does a good job laying out the guidelines, but few people take the time to read them. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201929730 and various subsets.) Here are the top reasons your readers can't leave reviews: They are trying to leave a… Continue reading Why Can’t Readers Leave Reviews

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Critique Groups Away From FB

Social media has a lot of perks, but it also comes with a downside. It's a rabbit hole of information and various interests, and it's easy to get caught up in various things. To help reduce that itch to explore when you're supposed to be working on your WIPs, here are some recommended critique groups.… Continue reading Critique Groups Away From FB