Thursday Thoughts: NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo or National Poetry Writing Month challenges anyone to write 30 poems in 30 days. I’ve done it. Not this year—Or last year.Or last year, but I did write more. You can’t force poetry—well, you can, but it is not going to be as good as the thought out, heartfelt words of inspiration. So, IContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: NaPoWriMo”

Thursday Thoughts: Author Newsletters

Do you subscribe to your own newsletter? I do because I want to make sure that my subscribers are getting an attractive newsletter free of glitches. I actually use 2 email addresses, and I have been forgetting to open both, and I wondered why my open rate was lower. So, check your spam folder andContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Author Newsletters”

Tuesday Tidbits: Author Newsletters (Part V)

Followers, subscribers and likes, oh my! If you are an author, then you probably have a newsletter. If you are a reader, you have probably subscribed to one or more. Newsletters are essentially about creating and maintaining a readership for your books. And by readership I mean people who will buy your books. I tryContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: Author Newsletters (Part V)”

Thursday Thoughts: Beta Readers

I use the website StoryOrigin to connect with other authors to promote books with each other’s readerships, distributing my free books to newsletter subscribers, managing review copies, and recently, to allow access to my new book thought the beta copy feature. If you are an author and have never used a beta reader, you areContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Beta Readers”

Thursday Thoughts: A Book About Nothing (contains spoilers)

Now that NaNoWriMo is over, I have time to reflect on the process of writing a book. I am reminded by this iconic scene in pop culture: [Two men sit across from each other drinking coffee in a diner] “This should be the show.”“What should?”“This.”“Just talking?”“Just talking.”“About what?”“About nothing.”“Nothing?”“Nothing.”“You want to do a show aboutContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: A Book About Nothing (contains spoilers)”

Monday Merch: Artists and Authors Wanted

Nobody likes to shop for the holidays, do they? Economists are suggesting that people get their shopping done early as supply chains are not reliable this year. We should also encourage others to support local and independent authors/artist at this time. So each Monday, I will feature anyone how wants to submit a link toContinue reading “Monday Merch: Artists and Authors Wanted”

Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet Leon Stevens and book review — Writing to be Read

Thanks to Robbie for allowing me to share myself on her blog and for the wonderful review! – Leon Today, I am delighted to host artist, poet and author, Leon Stevens. Which of your own poems is your favourite? Wow. Starting off with the hardest question…I have written about many aspects of my existence, butContinue reading “Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet Leon Stevens and book review — Writing to be Read”

Tuesday Tidbits: On the right track!

It’s been a while since I wrote about reviews. It’s also been a while since I received any. Coincidence? Probably. I decided to run a promotion with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits (IBBB) for my poetry book after reading some Goodreads forums on marketing sites. They do rely heavily on social media presence, along with theirContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: On the right track!”

Second Chance Sunday: Blog ‘Bout Book Blogs

I was looking through my posts, and I had thought that I had posted this here before, but I couldn’t find it (yes, I used the search feature). So, here is a post from my old blog, circa 2019. Say that five times fast. That’s OK. Take your time. Try again. I’ll wait… We’ll justContinue reading “Second Chance Sunday: Blog ‘Bout Book Blogs”