I posted this elsewhere today, but thought it worth posting here, as well 😉 GENRES and SUB-SUB-SUB-GENRES I think that there is a misconception regarding genre… Let try metaphor here (my MFA in Scene Design was basically a degree in metaphor. Every. Single. Design. Started. With. A. Metaphor. lol)
You might know this already, but you can get a daily email with your books rankings. It shows the highest SalesRank for each book in that 24 hour period. Right now, I just print it out, and put it in a folder (green, of course) to refer back to when I
Hello my fellow writers, For the next few weeks, I’ll be working from long To Do lists, as I launch a new pen name with 6 books (Pre-orders, here I come!), reboot an old pen name by targeting a new readership with new covers and a new book, and continue writing yet
I’m still reeling from hearing the news of Prince’s death. Here is an excellent article. http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/opinions/prince-eight-things-to-know-jones/index.html Look at the last point. He got his rights back. In these days of Indie Publishing, we need to remember how important our intellectual property rights are… they are our primary business assets.
Hello my fellow writers, Let me start with a haiku, because this is my new favorite mode of procrastination <very big grin> Gray day at the beach. It is gray here, too, so why Am I not writing? Now… on to the email 😉 DOUBTS I just got off a Saturday morning
Pretty much everyone knows that ROMANCE is the largest fiction genre… and I am also sure that you understand that Genre in and of itself is too large to mean anything… Drilling down into sub and sub-sub-genres is how you need to focus your efforts to find readers and meet their expectations.
Mean Crit Partner emailed me a link to this… I plan to watch as it goes. Many kudos to Kaye Dacus for doing this… even if the color coding is minimal. 😉 #FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days For those of us who are planners <waves hand wildly>
KNOW YOUR ASINs… and keep an eye on them! This is a terrifying threat! Kindle Counterfeiting — A Growing Threat to Authors
Speaking of process… This was an ad presented to me on CNN… I clicked thru out of curiosity… If you are a visual person, this may be worth a look… Definitely some good ideas that can be applied to the Fiction Writing Process And yes, I consider sticky notes to be one
NOTE – This is Chuck Wendig and therefore NSFW. Don’t read if you are easily offended 😉 When I was in grad school, there were two books that changed my life within the grad school context. One was a book on scene design. It had cool stuff in it, but the best