Edit 12/5/2018: This blog post has gotten a lot of attention and, in turn, I’ve received tons of questions! I’ve put together a short, to-the-point guide that elaborates my process and how I write a book a month while keeping the day job, so I hope you find it helpful! November is wrapping up and … More 2019 Goals & How I Work 90 Hours a Week (Holy Batman!)
Long post ahead! I had an interesting conversation with some other authors in an indie cover Facebook group (which I usually stay away from; it can often be full of home-brewed covers with authors who are either too blind or too broke to care about all the things that are important in a book … More Cover Philosophy : Paying Artists What They’re Worth
Are you ready for this awesome release box? Keep reading for more information or click here to order right away! Last month I gave you Manor Saffron and this month I have a very special book: Soul Bound! This is a new A.J. series and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The gods are … More A.J. June Release: Soul Bound! Special Release Box!
It’s that time again! Time to highlight some of my favorite fantasy covers! Last week I focused on recent fantasy covers which blew my mind. Well, this week I’m going back in time to take a look at some of the artists who captivated my mind in the past! DARRELL K. SWEET For much of…
Whether you finished the first draft of your book in less than 30 days or it took the better part of a year to even get your outline completed, authors have a reason to celebrate when their books come hot off the press. Your agent may invite you out to dinner, but then again, many … More Interesting Ways to Commemorate a Successful Book Launch
I have a few select authors that will be a part of this epic giveaway, but I’d like to extend an offer to bring more into the circle. Authors can accomplish great things alone, and incredible things in groups! I’m looking for Fantasy Authors to be a part of a “big-prize” giveaway. Prize: Kindle Fire … More Calling Fantasy Authors! Reach more readers. Join this Kindle Fire & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!
Reblogging this excellent post about fixing dialogue!
I recently became a slush reader for freeze frame fiction and it has already been a far more enlightening experience that I’d thought it’d be. I’m an experienced and published writer, so I like to think that I know how to push past the slush pile. But it surprised me to see the comments of … More From a Slush Reader: Why You’re Getting Rejected
This review is for writers and contains huge spoilers. You’ve been warned! Marissa Meyer achieved the goal all traditional-bound writers pine for. She wrote her book, agonized over her query letter, submitted to her dream agents, and landed a Big 5 book deal on her first agent. More on Marissa’s Query and publication history at the end … More The Query Letter that Landed a Dream Agent & Big 5 Book Deal : A Book Review of Cinder for Writers
As we approach the summer months, there will be a few Twitter Pitch contests opening up. These are amazing opportunities to get professional feedback on your work. A lot of people enter these contests with the intention of winning some sort of lottery and landing an agent, and while that can happen, it’s better to … More 4 Tips to a Stellar Twitter Pitch