Tag: advice

Building the Brand of You

The name of one of the panels I spoke on over the weekend seems fitting for discussion. Who am I? What is my brand? What thing do I identify myself with? How do you build an author brand? Do you even know what you…

Habitual

I don’t like to think of myself as a habitual monster. I like spontaneity. Having no plans, living in the moment. Breathing in life as it comes. But if you are as forgetful as I am, being spontaneous is a hopeless illusion of another…

Writing Groove

I’m back! (I never actually went anywhere. Though my blank word documents hint that I got abducted by demon fairies and they decided to put me back where they  found me.) For someone with a busy schedule finding writing time is hard, but you…

Failure 

My first book signing was a few days ago. I have to say, the experience was incredibly rewarding. As it was supposed to be. I met a lot of kind people, and took the signing as a learning experience. When I started out wanting…

Research

 I’m the alien that loves research. Literally.  Without research in a novel depicting a real place, what is going to set it aside and draw the reader in? As a reader nothing irritates me more than reading about a place where the writer has…

Avoiding Writer Norms

Rule #1 of being a writer: There are no rules. A lot people get hung up on the he said she said version of writing. Stop talking and write. Let me tell you, no name and such are still going to be waiting with…

Writing for Exposure vs Writing for Enjoyment

This topic can be touchy. Everyone has a different perspective on it. Whether they’ve had success in the writing universe or not. I have my own opinion. Whether others listen that’s their choice. Or if they are listening, it’s the questions of importance. Did they…