Instagram For Authors: Using Hashtags

Let's start off the new year with some good, practical, social media stuff. Yay!  You can refer back to my Instagram For Authors post if you want to refresh yourself on the basics. For now, I'm going to assume that you've at least clicked around on some social media and have seen hashtags, even if you don't [...]

Writing the Good Bad Boy

The Brooding Bad Boy* as a trope (otherwise known as Damaged With a Heart of Gold, Alpha Male, or Redeemed Rake, depending on what time period you're writing) seems to be huge, ESPECIALLY in YA literature right now. Dark romance and angst as a plot line are trending, which means the Bad Boys are everywhere. [...]

Surprise! It’s IWSG Day!

And further surprise! I did not write a post for the question this month. I blame the start of school, the pace of my freelance writing (picking up), and who I am as a person. *insert shrug emoji* A special announcement was part of this month's blog hop. I won't make you click around to [...]

A Three Step Path to Acceptance When Your Partner is Not a Bookworm Too

I’m sitting on the couch, laughing because this part of the Terry Pratchett book is hilarious. In some place like a library or coffee shop I would get strange looks, maybe a smile. From my partner . . . not even a glance. He’s so used to it he’s learned to tune it out. We've been [...]

15 Sparkly Fun Fail Safe Ways to Get People to Buy Your Book, Guaranteed*

*By "Guaranteed" I mean "I have no idea, take these suggestions at your own risk, this list is just for fun, please don't sue me when it isn't fail safe and doesn't work"* In a pure and noble world we would be able to write as an expression of our deepest souls, to share the [...]