SWAG went out to those who’ve won prizes from moi over the past few months. Sorry it took so long. Recovery from surgery sort of slowed me down…
I my readers and fans!
Author and Blogger Friends! Kayla the Bibliophile's only a few donations away from meeting her 100 goal! Her 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway is coming up very soon! If you know any new, (or old) indie (or published!) authors who would like to get their name out there by donating anything to her giveaway, please send them this link! Everyone donating will be sharing the giveaway, so a ton of people will see it!! Thanks a ton!
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Want to improve your writing skills, learn more about self-publishing, or have and author or editor critique your pages, you should attend the Writers Workshop hosted by Montgomery County Book Festival. Featured authors (including Moi) will have books available for purchase and autographs.
Lovelies, due to continued recovery from major surgery, I’m sad to say that I was unable to attend the #HoustonBookRave today. There’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing the bright faces of my readers and fans, and I’m forlorn that I’m not there to see y’all today. But, please know that you are all in my thoughts today. I love my readers and fans!
Paranormal Reads posted my top ten go-to movies for Halloween on their lovely blog and FB page. Wanna know what movies I choose to watch this Halloween? Check out Pam’s blog post and leave some bloggy love in her blog’s comments section.
Hey, Y’all! Don’t forget to join the twitter party starts in 20 minutes!!! Use #HoustonBookRave to join in the fun and win cool stuff! There are lots of authors participating!!!
The awesome organizers of the upcoming Houston Book Rave are ramping things up, Y’all! Join us for tons of fun and giveaways during two Twitter parties: October 25th at 7 PM and October 30th at 7 PM! Click the image for a list of Book Rave Authors!
Nikki is featuring me today as part of the #indiecredible author event hosted by @littlereadridinghood. Check out the post for all kinds of fun facts, a discussion with one of my beta readers, and details about a Facebook party this weekend!!!
Check out her website to find out what you can win and how you can enter!!!!
Day 9: #2013SummerAuthorBlitz. URMEGUR, y’all! We’ve got two awesome posts today with two lovely authors: Stacy Moran and Michelle Pickett. Check out both posts, show these blogs some luv, and ENTER THE CONTESTS!
Author readings and book tours are not an essential component of the writing or publishing processes, and so these events have long been associated with a kind of miasmic purposelessness. Go to your basic reading and sit in the back row, where if you squint, you will see above the head of almost everyone involved—the writer(s)/reader(s), the audience, the publicist, the bookseller, the sales clerk(s) who set up the chairs and must wait around to take them down before heading out to an indie-rock show, the local reporter doing a trend piece on the decline of readings—a clump of thought bubbles bumping up against each other like trapped balloons, all imprinted with slight variations of the same theme, namely: “Why are we here?”
Writers (and to varying extent, their publishers) have long struggled to justify the relevance of readings, both to themselves and to prospective audience members. In 450 BC, for example, when Herodotus (a.k.a. “The Father of Lies”) published his nine-volume epic The Histories and soon after announced his intention to read from his work at an outdoor café/independent bookstore in Halicarnassus, he sent out the following message by runner: “You guys, I’m reading on Tuesday night—hope you can make it!—there’s going to be free booze ☺” To which his best friend nevertheless responded, also by runner: “Sorry, I’m going to be out of town ☹” which (although the record is unclear) we can assume was a lie, given that the event in question conflicted with a much-anticipated television broadcast of Sophocles’ Ἠλέκτρα.
Yet writers continue to promote their events, with or without the help of their publishers—and occasionally, the stars align and the event in question is deemed a success, or at least not a complete disaster. Here with advice, lessons learned as well as horror stories of readings and book tours past are authors Shane Jones, Laurie Weeks, Charles Yu, Tao Lin, Sheila McClear, Jon Michaud and myself; publicists Lauren Cerand and Brian Ulicky; and event organizer Jennie Portnof.
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By Caitlin Muir In Blogging Tips, How To, Productivity
Ready to start the weekend? Don’t leave your creative spark behind.
The weekend is for writers.
The weekend is for renewing your love affair with the written word.
The weekend is for turning your creative spark into a fire.
The weekend is for blogging on your author website.
This weekend, instead of waiting for your creative muse to come to you, go to her. Being a published writer is about commitment. You will never be able to live your dream without first pursing your passion.
Try one of these tips for staying creative this weekend.
And get writing.