Why might agents or editors reject your book? (A #StorySocial recap)

Why might agents or editors reject your book? (A #StorySocial recap)

Hello, friends! Time for another #StorySocial recap. In case you're new here (or if you've just yet to hear about our chats), allow me to cue you in: #StorySocial is the weekly Twitter chat that I host every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern.

Each week we get together for about an hour to chat about a fun writerly topic. This past Wednesday, we talked about common manuscript "mistakes" that raise your risk of rejection.

Did you miss out? Couldn't make it? Forgot all about it? No worries! I'm sharing a recap of this week's chat below. Check it out!

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What is New Adult Fiction?

What is New Adult Fiction?

Have you heard of New Adult fiction?

New Adult is an emerging market that brings readers in their late teens and early twenties, who are all too often missing from the pages of both Young Adult and Adult books, to the forefront.

This may seem like cause for celebration—and it is—but in the 10 years since it first emerged, New Adult books have struggled to overcome heavy stigma. It's this stigma, and how we can push past it to make the most of fantastic new emerging market, that we're going to talk about today.

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On Youtube: Sharing My Writing Process!

New on Youtube, I'm sharing my writing process!


Happy Monday, friends!

Today, I'm very excited to participate in the Beautiful People tag: Author Writing Process edition! 

Beautiful People is a writing tag/meme created by Cait from Paperfury and Sky from Further Up and Further In, designed to help writers get to know their projects better and to connect with fellow writers online.

This month's theme is author writing processes! Though this tag is normally completed by writers on their author blogs, I decided to tackle it over on my Youtube channel today because I'm a rebel...or something like that. Would you like to check it out?

 

Catch today's new video!
 

 


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Let's Chat!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek inside my writing process! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask below or over in the comments beneath today's video on Youtube.

Want to participate in the tag? Create your own blog post or video sharing your answers to these questions, then link me below so I can check it out!
 

 

 

How to Plan a Book Series (a #StorySocial recap)

How to Plan a Book Series (a #StorySocial recap)

Hello, friends! Time for another #StorySocial recap. In case you're new here (or if you've just yet to hear about our chats), allow me to cue you in: #StorySocial is the weekly Twitter chat that I host every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern.

Each week we get together for about an hour to chat about a fun writerly topic. This past Wednesday, we explored how to plan a book series.

Did you miss out? Couldn't make it? Forgot all about it? No worries! I'm sharing a recap of this week's chat below. Check it out!

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An Epic Guide to Self-Publishing Resources

An Epic Guide to Self-Publishing Resources


Are you ready to prepare your book for publishing?

Congratulations! Self-publishing a book is a thrilling process, but it's often an overwhelming one as well. Fortunately, finding the right publishing team to help you bring your book to life can make all the difference.

Below, I've put together an epic list of trusted and experienced companies and freelancers offering project management, editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, and other helpful services. Dive right on in and find your perfect team!

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On Youtube: My Minimalist Bookshelf Tour!

On Youtube: My Minimalist Bookshelf Tour!


Happy Monday, writers!

As you may remember, I kickstarted my Youtube channel back in April with the intent to share discussion videos on various writing-related topics. And for the first few weeks, I did just that, sharing videos like Is is okay to be an amateur writer? and Let's Talk About Problematic Literature.

And while I still plan to publish discussion videos in the future, I've also branched out into sharing some fun bookish videos as well, such as...

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How to Craft a Believable Love Interest (a #StorySocial recap)

How to Craft a Believable Love Interest (a #StorySocial recap)


Hello, friends! Time for another #StorySocial recap. In case you're new here (or if you've just yet to hear about our chats), allow me to cue you in: #StorySocial is the weekly Twitter chat that I host every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern.

Each week we get together for about an hour to chat about a fun writerly topic. This past Wednesday, we explored how to craft believable love interest.

Did you miss out? Couldn't make it? Forgot all about it? No worries! I'm sharing a recap of this week's chat below. Check it out!

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The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Fiction

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Fiction

As with much of anything, there are both advantages and disadvantages to self-publishing your fiction.

A few weeks back, we covered the pros and cons of pursuing a traditional book deal as a means of publishing your fiction and building a career in writing. Today, we’re flipping the tables and discussing the very same for self-publishing!

Do you think self-publishing might be the right choice for your fiction?

If you haven’t already, I recommend first checking out the other self-publishing articles in our publishing series before getting started with today's breakdown. You can find these articles here and here.

All caught up? Fantastic. Let’s jump straight into the pros & cons of self-publishing today!

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Choosing an Amazing Title for Your Story (a #StorySocial recap)

Choosing an Amazing Title for Your Story (a #StorySocial recap)


Hello, friends! Time for another #StorySocial recap. In case you're new here (or if you've just yet to hear about our chats), allow me to cue you in: #StorySocial is the weekly Twitter chat that I host every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern.

Each week we get together for about an hour to chat about a fun writerly topic. This past Wednesday, we explored how to choose amazing titles for our stories.

Did you miss out? Couldn't make it? Forgot all about it? No worries! I'm sharing a recap of this week's chat below. Check it out!

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Breaking Down the Cost of Self-Publishing

Breaking Down the Cost of Self-Publishing

There are many ways to self-publish a book.

If you're simply looking to make your book available online for whomever would like to read it, it's entirely possible to self-publish without spending a dime. 

If, however, you're interested in self-publishing a book that can rival the quality of those produced by traditional publishing houses, a few expenses will indeed come into play.

Throughout our publishing series, we've taken a look at both traditional and self-publishing options as a means of launching our writing careers. With that in mind, let's break down the costs of self-publishing a professional quality novel today.

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