How to Have More Time to Write

~ By Amy Denim There’s a lot of work to being a writer besides, you know, writing. You’ve got to market, promo, be on social media, file your taxes, (find all the receipts you’ve been saving to file your taxes), send something to your critique partner or beta readers, go to writers group meetings, take craft classes and don’t forget to READ. Ack! It can be really overwhelming. How in the world are we supposed to get all that done and pump out a kick-buns manuscript? Coffee Breaks. Yep, you read that right. The key to getting taking control...

How Long Can You Tread Water?

~ By Susan Barr “How long can you tread water?” This is a classic line from Bill Cosby’s funny bit about Noah who refused to do what God commanded him, and there are times when that’s exactly how I feel. When I contracted my first book, under a pen name, the publishing deadline was a safe year away. Loads of time to learn how to navigate social media and meet other industry professionals. Wrong! One month after signing, my publisher put out a submission call for spicy novellas. They were to be around the 5k mark, later revised to...

What Would Jane Austen Tweet?

~ By Sarah Vance-Tompkins It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a romance author in possession of a book or manuscript for sale must be in want of Twitter followers. Social media has become integral to the success of any small business marketing plan. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr attract attention through graphics, pictures and illustrations, and can help you to build a great online fanbase, especially if you find a way to gain lots of instagram followers for your page. But Twitter is the one social media platform where your writer’s voice can and really should shine....

How To Create A Blog Plan

banners broker ~ By Kimberly Farris I work better when I have a plan. I like knowing and seeing what I need to do. I can’t keep ideas/goals in my head like I used. Plus, seeing it in outside my mind ensures I don’t forget what needs to be done. One area of my writing life that had been plan-less was my blog. I struggled with blogging consistently, what to blog about and the motivation to blog. I wanted to blog, but I was overwhelmed. Blogging can be great, so if you are thinking of starting a blog then...