Vacation time is wrapping up, kids are going back to school, so you know what that means, right? It's time to pull out the manuscript you set aside for sun and sand and sipping on umbrella drinks. Or if you've been sweating it out all summer with your pages, then maybe it's time to see how your story will shake out when the leaves fall! … [Read more...] about Time to Fall Back into Your Manuscript!
That's the big question, isn't it? As an author, WHO ARE YOU? Today we have a mini-course (available only through August) by Dana Kaye, of Kaye Publicity, which teaches you how to pinpoint your author brand and then, offers tips for getting that brand into action. Dana is the perfect person to teach this course, not only because it's what she does for a living, but because her first book, YOUR … [Read more...] about “Your Author Brand” Mini Course by Dana Kaye
when you hit PUBLISH instead of SAVE DRAFT on a half-written blog post and wish it really were THROWBACK THURSDAY so you could throwback to when that hadn't happened on this Thursday and you race to hide it and can't so you delete it which means you'll start from scratch with that one another day. Thanks to Christine Orchanian Adler for the quick email. Now, let's get back to our regularly … [Read more...] about Blogging is like an extreme sport…
Last weekend in New York City I was fortunate enough to see BRIGHT STAR, a new Broadway musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, based on the true story of a baby who was thrown off a train. Doesn't sound like musical material, does it? Well, it is! The show has a dual timeline in which the audience follows a twenty-three year old Billy, an aspiring and talented writer … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #4