If you haven't seen this .... #Wordcrimes https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc
I've been conducting quite a bit of research on marketing over the past few months and was finally able to create my first marketing plan for a client. She's happy to be my test subject for what works—and what doesn't—in this business we call publishing. If you're feeling stuck when it comes to marketing your … Continue reading Marketing for Authors.
Maybe it's because it's so early in the morning, or maybe it's just Friday, but I actually had to look this up today to remind myself of the rule ... Don't judge! "Use later when referring to time. Use latter when referring to the second of two persons or things mentioned previously."
Okay, readers, I have a question: As an author, how much do you hate marketing your books? Talk to me in the comments below about what problems you run into, what successes you've had, what you would change about the process ... anything and everything about marketing your book!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely at least heard the name Brené Brown. She's "spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy." What do any of those have to do with writing? Plenty. Every one of you writers out there knows how much courage it takes to put a … Continue reading Daring Greatly
As an editor, I've seen everything from the blatant stealing of someone else's work (seriously—this "author" had cut and pasted pieces of published articles from the internet and put them together in a book as his own work) to completely unintentional infringement (where the writer acknowledged that the words were part of a quote through … Continue reading Plagiarism
Last time, we talked about how to choose between copyediting and proofreading. Today, I want to say a few things about when to have copyediting and proofreading done. First, don't bother with copyediting or proofreading until your project is 100% done. You will waste your time and, more importantly, your money. (Note: This doesn't apply … Continue reading Proofreading and Copyediting: When?