Be prompted

It’s just days now until NaNoWriMo and you haven’t come up with a story idea yet. You need a prompt. Here are some resources. from Reddit from Writer’s Digest from The Teachers Corner and from another teaching resource There are well over 600 prompts here. Your novel (or, you rebel, your screenplay, poetry collection orContinue reading “Be prompted”

Who’s the enemy?

At a book fair last weekend, I talked to several authors about life after publication — that is, the marketing life. Then I saw this. It’s a great little reminder of what many successful marketing campaigns look like. And, frankly, it’s not a bad plot reminder either. The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful MarketingContinue reading “Who’s the enemy?”

“Oh, what a night”?

In the category “too good to be true” comes this — actually  true — story about a sleep-over at a London book store. Wish I could have been there. But, what if it were some other kind of store? A gun shop? Or a restaurant? Or an electronics store? Or a car dealer? Where wouldContinue reading ““Oh, what a night”?”

“Quoth the raven …”

With Halloween about a week away,  and NaNo beginning the next day, there are bound to be a few folks considering a detective or a horror novel. Here is a chance to study one of the founders of the field. Download The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Macabre Stories as Free eBooks & AudioContinue reading ““Quoth the raven …””

To market, to market …

Once you’ve finished your NaNo draft, then polished it up properly, if you decide to self-publish, you’ll want to come back to check out these suggestions. Book Marketing Tips: 10 Steps for a Successful Ebook Price Promotion – BookBub Unbound http://unbound.bookbub.com/post/100666623440/book-marketing-tips-10-steps-for-a-successful-ebook