On Using Criticism to Level Up, from Author Delilah S. Dawson

I normally write a way more wordy post every week. But this thread on when and how to take criticism on your work was just too perfect. Enjoy: https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson/status/1087360935059181573 (It's a thread. Be sure to click through it and read the whole thing!) And now, an unrelated thought-dump on blogging, and what topics to blog … Continue reading On Using Criticism to Level Up, from Author Delilah S. Dawson

Socializing, Platform, and Actually Talking to People: What’s an Author Supposed to Do?

It's been a while since I posted! So, first off: sorry for vanishing off the face of the Earth like that. Mostly, I've been busy. Busy-busy. Work's nuts. Long hours. Overtime. Craziness. There's barely been time to write, and if I don't have time to write, then I definitely don't have time to blog. But … Continue reading Socializing, Platform, and Actually Talking to People: What’s an Author Supposed to Do?

Whimsydark: Wait, Keep Talking: Author Self-Promo That Actually Works

Yes, I'm still going on about platform building. When I bookmarked the post I shared last week, it hadn't been edited yet. So it was only when I read it all over again that I realized that she had added a companion piece: A more encouraging, optimistic piece about what you can do to promote … Continue reading Whimsydark: Wait, Keep Talking: Author Self-Promo That Actually Works

Whimsydark: Why Self-promotion as an Author Doesn’t Work

I've been harping on Twitter a lot lately. Which is surprising, because I honestly don't use it very much. But when I do sign on, I always discover that more book-spammers are following me, and I have a good laugh/eye roll going through their posts. So here's another person's take on this and... all social … Continue reading Whimsydark: Why Self-promotion as an Author Doesn’t Work

Review of “Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author”

It has been a long time since I posted here! But do you know what'll motivate someone to get back on the horse? A book on how incredibly beneficial it is for a fiction writer to have some--any--social media presence. Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding … Continue reading Review of “Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author”