June 4, 2017

I love writing conferences and book festivals. These are good ways for authors to network with readers, writers, fans, bloggers, and others in the publishing industry. I learn so much at each one. Here are some hints that I've picked up along the way that can help you...

March 31, 2017

Twitter is a wonderful tool for research and building relationships. And there are so many great writers, editors, agents, and book bloggers out there. Here is my list of 100 tweeters that you need to check out. They are in no particular order. I numbered the list to k...

January 29, 2017

I never imagined how much time is involved in book marketing and building (and maintaining) your author platform. I work full-time and write part-time. Life gets in the way sometimes, but I make sure I build in time for the care and feeding of my social media sites. He...

November 26, 2016

The holiday season has begun. Today is Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday is fast approaching. If you like a book or an author, here are some quick ways you can spread the news and help your friendly neighborhood writer.

1. Leave a review on Amazon, Barnes and Nobl...

September 24, 2016

It's the weekend, and it's time to relax. If you're looking for movie ideas, here's my list of films about writers or writing. There are lots of adaptations and biographies/biopics. What would you add?

  • Absence of Malice

  • Adaptation

  • Almost Famous

  • A...