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Writing Fiction in the Real World

First off I want to thank Ellen Gable who invited me to do this Writing Process Blog Tour. Ellen is the President of The Catholic Writers Guild and is a very accomplished writer in her own right.  I have her book links at the bottom of this post.  Be sure to check them out! Here’s a picture of one of her…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Good things come…

          Nobody said it was going to be easy making a living as a writer. Nobody said it was always going to be fun. Nobody promised me that after spending twenty-plus years holed up in my office writing novels that anyone would ever read them. Nobody promised me anything would ever come of my writing, and yet I still do…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on June 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CrowdFunding Campaign for 2nd Picture Book Featuring Lovable Main Character SugarPaw!

Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author VS Grenier has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete the second book…

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Added by VS Grenier on June 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What Is A Buhdeedoo - The Writing Mama Show with Virginia S Grenier

The Writing Mama show is on Mondays and hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the writing and publishing industry, and…
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Added by VS Grenier on June 9, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

What Is A Buhdeedoo - The Writing Mama Show with Virginia S Grenier

The Writing Mama show is on Mondays and hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the writing and publishing industry, and…
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Added by World of Ink Network on June 9, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Make Your own Good Books Reading List

Every summer I hear the same thing – at least for a while – “I don’t have anything to do.”  I can fix that problem easily enough with a chore list, but another more fun approach is to create a reading list. Since I have children at a variety of ages I have a variety of reading levels to consider, so I make…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 7, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Reviews for sale! - Never pay for a review!

I’ve touched on this subject many times but it warrants repeating. Never pay someone to read and review one of your books. Paid reviewers give glowing reports on the books they read even if the books are terrible. Why? Because they want your repeat business. Would you pay someone a second time if they gave your book a bad review the first time? Of course…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Writing withdrawal

I recently completed and published my tenth book. It took nearly fourteen months working at my computer from three to five hours a day. Seeing the book for sale worldwide is both exhilarating and relieving. I had planned to finish it while on my recent vacation but since I completed it a month ahead of schedule I found myself on vacation with nothing to write.

 

This has never happened before. I’ve always had a project that…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 24, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

on The Authors Words, author S.L. Smith

on The Authors Words, author S.L. Smith about her mysteries, Blinded by the Sight & Running Scared. RedRiverRadio  …

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Added by J. D. Holiday on May 20, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

Utah Children's Writers - The Stories for Children Show

The Stories for Children show is on Mondays and is hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about writing for children and/or their favorite childrens/YA books. Grenier, with her guests,…

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Added by VS Grenier on May 19, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Utah Children's Writers - The Stories for Children Show

The Stories for Children show is on Mondays and is hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about writing for children and/or their favorite childrens/YA books. Grenier, with her guests,…

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Added by World of Ink Network on May 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

SugarPaw is back for another adventure and a bit more mischief - Pledge your suppot Today!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1440757101/whistle-beans-another-sugarpaw-adventure

Whistle Beans is the second book in the SugarPaw Adventure series from Award-winning Author VS Grenier. The first book, Babysitting SugarPaw is a Silver Mom's Choice and 2011 Silver Quill Award-winner.…

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Added by VS Grenier on May 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

More marketing advice

 

I recently published my tenth ebook in the last three years. I didn’t write all of these books in that time frame, some are decades in the making, but all have been meticulously proofread and edited. In my quest to sell books I’ve made every mistake a new author can and spent thousands on promotions that didn’t work.

 

As my latest book begins the process of getting noticed and reviewed, there are still a…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 14, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Interview with Lisa S. Roberts, children's author - The Writing Mama Show on BlogTalkRadio's World of Ink Network

The Writing Mama show is on every Monday and is hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the publishing and writing…
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Added by World of Ink Network on May 12, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Interview with Lisa S. Roberts, children's author - The Writing Mama Show on BlogTalkRadio's World of Ink Network

The Writing Mama show is on every Monday and is hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the publishing and writing…
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Added by VS Grenier on May 12, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Getting sales

When it comes to marketing and promoting your book nothing beats grassroots marketing and word-of-mouth promotion. That said, I’ve joined an exciting new online writers group devoted to paying it forward through various methods of promotion, including tweets, Facebook, and word-of-mouth promotion.

   Getting noticed above the massive flood of new books is hard, but the task becomes easier when authors help each other. That’s what this group…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Is marketing worth it?

I’ve been reading a lot of threads and forums lately dealing with the topic of marketing your book. It seems there are a lot of “newbies” out there in this relatively virgin explosion of indie publishing and many can’t understand why their books aren’t selling. When asked if these new authors market and promote their books most say yes, but complain that they have…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 7, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

What a great day!

What a great day! First, this new 5-star review for DROP OUT.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring,

By LisaC - See all my…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on May 1, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Birthing

Well, after nearly exactly 15 months my latest book, THE END TIME is about to be birthed. The cover is complete, the blurb and pitch are complete, and I just sent all my material to Chris O'Byrne at Jetlaunch. Chris is the man who formats my manuscript for ever ereader imaginable and places the book on all the sell sites for me. Like my cover artist, Judy Bullard, I've used these same two people for all my ten published books. This gives my titles and format and consistent…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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