How To Find A “Tribe” When Marketing Your Book

Welcome to post #2 in the Book Marketing series! Last month, I we concluded that the heart of marketing is tribe (aka: relationship.) So the “new name” of book marketing is… Tribe Building. WHY TRIBE? Here’s what Michael Hyatt has to say about marketing in his NY Times bestselling book, Platform: Marketing is dead…in … Continue reading

Understanding Why First Drafts Are So Hard

Camp NaNoWriMo started at the beginning of this month and I’m currently headed to a writing retreat trying to complete the first draft of my work in progress. (For once, it’s going splendidly!) As I write every day, I’m reminded how terrible first drafts are. And I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

Camp NaNoWriMo: Let The Writing Begin! (And May the Words Be Ever In Your Favor)

(The answers to last week’s 10 Truths & 2 Lies have been posted on that blog! Click to go see if you guessed right!) April is one of my favorite months for many reasons. The flowers start coming out, the weather is in that pleasant phase where you can go on … Continue reading

Help! Which Blog Series Do You Want To See Me Write?

I don’t really do “blog series”, but I’ve had a few ideas stewing in the back of my mind that I think would make for good short series. But I need your help! Read and vote, my friends, on which series of posts you think you’d enjoy most on my blog … Continue reading

Are You Reading Enough?

If you’re reading this post, that means that you’re probably a reader, an author, or a lost internet-wanderer. 😉 (I’m glad you found me!) Basically, it means you probably have a thing for books. You are so not alone. But I want to take a moment and talk to the writers out … Continue reading

Sorry, but you can’t be a perfectionist AND an author.

So…you want to write a book. But you’re a perfectionist. I hate to break the news to you, but you’ve got to throw one of those out the window. (*whispers* May I suggest the perfectionism?) Many authors try to be perfectionists — I once considered myself one, too — but I’m here … Continue reading