As an author, there will be opportunities to tell people about your book, perhaps potential readers. Or you may find yourself sitting at a conference with the editor of your first-choice small publisher. You may be participating in one of several online pitching forums like #IWSGpit, #PBpit, #PitDark, and more. Or, as the name implies, you luck intoContinue reading “Creating Your Elevator Pitch”
Category Archives: On Writing
Signs You May Have Imposter Syndrome
Imagine: You’ve written and published your first book. It’s out in the universe, available on Amazon – freaking Amazon, man – and you’re at a dinner party. Someone says to you…
5,4,3,2,1… Launch Your Book
You did it. You actually did it. Has it sunk in yet? You said you were going to write a book, and you wrote a mother trucking book. You poured your heart and energy and God given (or hard gained) talent into it. So, um, now what?
What No One Tells You About Publishing
I’m not saying it’s really a secret, but it also isn’t the first thing authors talk about when discussing their books. In fairness, why should it be? We want to tell you about our book, not how it got published! Now, if we’re specifically asked…we’ll talk your head off. Kidding(ish).
The 8 Week Novel
Can you really write a novel in 8 weeks? And why would you?! The questions (and answers) aren’t as crazy as you might think…
To Blog or Not To Blog?
For some writers, at least. In fact, one of the first questions my clients ask me is, “Should I start a blog?” My response usually is, “Do you want to start a blog?” And no, I’m not being snarky…
5 Tips For Your Elevator Pitch
I never like to assume everyone understands/knows these terms. While it’s a common phrase in some circles, it’s not it others. So, for those who don’t know: Your elevator pitch (in this case) is you “selling” yourself & your book to a potential reader in a short time… as in under two minutes.
How To Become An Author
You need to have a story to tell. Then, within the context of that story, you need to have all the elements of a story to make it worth reading. There are eight of them…
Roadblocks Of Writing (And How To Get Around Them)
Roadblock Number One: Time. Listen, we are busy as heck, I know. Work, family, spouses/partners, commitments & obligations, housework… the list is endless. And when we do find time? We’re exhausted. And yet, I still say, make time. Not find time, make time. It’s there, tucked in between this and that. Even if it’s twenty minutes, it counts.