Announcing new monthly blog hop for authors: #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. Please click the title above to continue reading.

5 successful authors discuss daily word count goals

As a first-time NaNoWriMo participant—the worldwide community of writers who subject themselves to bleeding 1,667 words a day or 50,000 words total during the month of November—I was confused about how to keep up the pace the rest of the year. And should I? I asked five successful authors to discuss their year-round strategy and was surprised by the differences and flexibility in approaches. Click the title above to continue reading.

Author Craft Review 4: Catherine McKenzie’s Fractured

The purpose of this blog is to highlight techniques/tricks used by recently-published authors, so that upcoming authors can build a relevant reading list based on what publishers are currently buying. Today’s book is Fractured, a multi-timeline domestic thriller. Click on the title to continue reading.

Author Craft Review 1: Jessica Strawser’s Almost Missed You

This blog highlights techniques/tricks used by recently-published authors, so that upcoming authors can build a relevant reading list based on what publishers are currently buying.

TODAY’S BOOK: After hearing author Jessica Strawser describe her novel’s premise at the 2016 Writers’ Digest Conference, I wormed my way through the throng of fans to secure one of ten advance reader copies of Almost Missed You, a suspenseful story that will likely land in the Women’s Fiction section of bookstores.