Ups and Downs of the Writing Life

When we sit down the first time with either pen and paper or in front of a computer, we're not fully aware of what the beckoning calls of the writing life hold for us. And if we haven't availed ourselves of the vast published books on writing, we need to do so. The ideas were … Continue reading Ups and Downs of the Writing Life

Choosing the Title for Your Memoir

Many of you have been through this process, and you have traversed it with great success. For those of us who are first-timers, the journey to a title is a bit more cumbersome. How do you decide from all the ideas?Everyone seems to have a suggestion, but do they fit? Unlikely at best.Do you flip … Continue reading Choosing the Title for Your Memoir

9 Tips Learned in Marketing Workshop

As I draw nearer the point at which I hope to have my manuscript in the hands of editors and beta readers, the more nervous I get about various topics: publishing, marketing, sales, book reviews, and the list goes on.A few weeks ago, to stem the tide of nervousness, I attended a two-hour marketing workshop … Continue reading 9 Tips Learned in Marketing Workshop

Return from Lenten Leave from Social Media and a Visit from a Social Media Guru

On February 16th I announced my intention to honor the Lenten Season by stepping away from social media. I began my "leave-taking" on February 18th. I returned last week having been away for a total of seven weeks. Here's what I can share with you:I do not regret one minute away from social media.I breathed … Continue reading Return from Lenten Leave from Social Media and a Visit from a Social Media Guru

Who Is Your Audience? by Patricia Fry

Today it is my pleasure to introduce my guest, Patricia Fry, to you. Patricia is a writer, editorial consultant, and speaker. With over four decades of writing behind, Patricia has written many articles as well as 45 books. Her experience in publishing and editing makes her an ideal consultant for projects of many kinds. More … Continue reading Who Is Your Audience? by Patricia Fry