Trees and Writing

This is what happened to us a few weeks back. Driveway and back door to house blocked by tree branches. Storms bring destruction, like the above, with damage everywhere which has lasting effects. We are in a mess and are still trying to pull ourselves out of this. That is true about everything. We also…

Online Conferences: Why You Should Take Them

Before you say, “I can’t afford to pay for an online conference,” here is one coming June 3 from the Indie Author Fringe that is FREE.  Register for the event, and you’ll get email reminders.  You can watch the videos at your leisure.  I’ve done this a couple of times with Indie Author Fringe, and…

Prepare for a Writer’s New Year

Originally posted on Bane of Your Resistance:
The New Year promises a fresh start, but only if we truly bring the current year to a close. If you don’t resolve the physical and emotional “incompletes” in your life, January 1 will look remarkably like December 31, with the possible minor difference of needing to clean…

The Secret to Making Tons of Money as an Author.

pennies for the author The secret to making tons of money as an author is: There is no secret. Yeah, that’s right. There’s no “If you just do X you’ll make it big.” It’s not just about marketing, it’s not just about a good book, it’s not just about great writing, it’s also about luck.…

But I Thought The Income Was Only Supposed to Go Up

Over and over I keep hearing people say, “As you continue publishing more and more books, your income only goes up.”  I don’t know where this assumption comes from, but in any business, you can increase productivity and see a loss.  So why can’t the same be true for books?  Why must we assume that…

Coping With Stress

There are many factors that can lead to stress in a writer’s life.  The problem is that there are some sources of stress you can’t control.  Examples of things you can’t control are what people think of your books, how well your promotional efforts will pay off, and what online retailers are going to do…

Rejuvenate the Writing Soul

How do you rejuvenate a weary soul when you feel so lost for a long time? You do it by facing the problem and moving forward. I had to confront that type of problem this fall. For more than a year, my life was miserable. A health issue had plagued me. I tried to deny…

Bookbub

Originally posted on SaffronGreyBlog:
Not Sponsored!!! Bookbub is a nice site that provides endless lists of ebooks on sale–or even free–for you based on your preferences. As a reader, this is a great free site to find your next favorite ebook. But what if you’re an author? side note → Please remember that this site primarily works…

Thinking Like a Publisher

Janet Syas Nitsick and I did a video on how to think like a publisher.  Below I’ll put in the highlights from the video. The purpose of this this post is to help authors think like a publisher in order to maximize their chance for making money.  Also, this is for fiction writers. Disclaimer: I’ve…

Update from my Pre-Order Experiment

Way back in October 2015, I wrote a post on promoting a pre-order.   Now it’s February 22, 2016, and I have followed the tips I outlined in that post. Here are the results of my pre-order experiment: 1. The biggest boost came when I had a new release with a link promoting the next book in…