If you ask my mom, all of her children have a purpose in the role we have in our family. My sister is “The Fighter”— ready to come down on anyone willing to hurt the people she loves. My big brother is “The Protector”—he’ll protect us from others and even ourselves at times. My littleContinue reading “How writing helps me heal”
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[Blog] Overcome rejection and press forward
If you have ever made an attempt to become traditionally published, you may have experienced rejection from literary agents. If you self-published your book and received negative reviews, you may feel rejected by readers. If you’ve sought support from family and friends and only received a few smiles and a couple pats on your back,Continue reading “[Blog] Overcome rejection and press forward”
How to confidently ask friends to support your book
I’ve worked with new authors for many years and I’ve observed one challenge that most of them face– asking their friends and family to support their new book. “I don’t want to be too pushy.” “I don’t want to be a bother.” “I don’t think my family will support me and my book.” I understandContinue reading “How to confidently ask friends to support your book”
How to have a successful author event
Hi, Writers! I love author events. Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending an event called Teen Book Fest with two of my teen girls. I loved every moment of it. It was so great meeting new authors, taking pictures with them, and celebrating their books! Authors appreciate being noticed and having an authorContinue reading “How to have a successful author event”
Here’s how you can find work-life balance as a writer
Writing is a passion and a profession that can be incredibly demanding. It can be hard to make time for yourself, your family, and your friends while you’re busy meeting deadlines and honing your craft. That’s why having a work-life balance is so important for writers. Here are some tips to help you achieve aContinue reading “Here’s how you can find work-life balance as a writer”
Writers, take a break.
There is a time to write and there is a time to rest. Have you ever sat in front of your computer in the middle of the night to write “a little bit more” before getting in bed? Tell the truth. I most certainly have. In fact, I recall a night when I told myselfContinue reading “Writers, take a break.”
How to (and should you) write a book in 30 days
Let me start today’s post with a question. How many of you have noticed how fast people want things finished? Leave a comment below if you notice the same thing. Seriously– my observation is that we are living in a very fast-paced time. Just look at shows like “Married at First Sight” which is aContinue reading “How to (and should you) write a book in 30 days”
Is your work-in-progress culturally relevant?
I had a great conversation with my sister yesterday morning. She hadn’t seen the new Fresh Prince of Belair– the reboot of the popular 90s sitcom that starred mega superstar Will Smith. The original Fresh Prince was a show we watched religiously. I recall grabbing the remote control, flopping on the edge of my bed,Continue reading “Is your work-in-progress culturally relevant?”
How to write a book for your business
Books provide more than magical escapes to fantasy islands and chilling thrillers that you can’t put down. Books also help business owners create another avenue of income.
Book Marketing and Book Publicity Services
I remember feeling a lot of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty when I first became an author. I wasn’t sure how I was going to sell books. Through another friend, I met a book publicist, but I couldn’t afford to hire her. I quickly realized I was on my own and had to learn the hard way.