CoW: Promotion– Or Did You Hear the News?

promoPromotion. If you’re an author — you’re either bouncing happily or you’re cringing in your seat. Me, I’m more than likely doing the latter. It’s not that I hate promoting, it’s just that sometimes promotion and I don’t always go hand in hand. However, with some creativity and dedication, I’m getting learning the art of organization and preparation for how to be more effective at promoting myself and others. Does this mean I promote every day? Not necessarily, and it’s not always a good thing for me to promote daily.  Continue reading

Craft of Writing: Does Our Hard Work Pay Off?

Authors are a funny bunch of people. We write alone, unless we work together on a group project. Then we swoon over covers—unless they are yucky- then hear us be crabby. We love sharing excerpts; we want to be the Kings and Queens of Tease! But more importantly, we try our best to make people want to pick up our books. The only thing we wonder is—does our hard work pay off, or are we often just talking to hear ourselves talk? Sometimes, we need feedback from the people who matter most- our readers!  Continue reading