Facebook Etiquette for Authors

Facebook. It can be a fun social tool, an addictive time-sucker, or both. It can also be a useful part of your author platform. If you're like me, you probably didn't come into the world of social media knowing exactly what to do and how to do it. And I'll bet you didn't learn Facebook … Continue reading Facebook Etiquette for Authors

Editors: It Takes One to Know One

Editors. We all need one. Or do we? I know a few authors who successfully self-edit, but for the most part, authors rely on editors to perfect their books prior to publication. But how do authors find the right editor for their book? Some rely on references from friends. Others carefully review samples of the … Continue reading Editors: It Takes One to Know One

Authors Anonymous

I first became aware of the movie, Authors Anonymous, after reading a blog post by author, E.B. Black. (You can read her post HERE.) After reading her review of the movie, I immediately watched the trailer: And then I watched the whole movie on Netflix. If you watched the movie trailer, you've probably figured out … Continue reading Authors Anonymous

Dear Indie Author

Dear Indie Author, Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. You've written a book, which is an incredible achievement. I'm so proud of you! Unfortunately, I was not able to review your book. I know how important reviews are, so I really hate that I can't give you that glowing, five-star review you were looking for. I … Continue reading Dear Indie Author

That Sneaky Mary Sue

Most writers have heard the term “Mary Sue.” It’s often used to describe those picture perfect characters who do and say all the right things. Mary Sue is smart, beautiful (but modest about it, of course), and people are drawn to her. Good grades come easy for her, but she’d never admit it. That would … Continue reading That Sneaky Mary Sue