Have any writers on your Christmas list this year? I’ve got some gift suggestions for them, whether they’re new writers just starting out, or experienced writers with lots of writing credits. Most of these are books, obviously, because we writers like to read, too, but I threw in a few other things just to keep it interesting.
(The below links are affiliate links– a small portion of purchases made from the links below will be paid to me.)
Heart of the Matter by Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
This is a new book packed full of advice for new writers, written by the members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers. My writing partner Lisa and I have a contribution in here, and there’s just a metric ton of great information in this thing. Plus, you can feel good about yourself for buying it because it’s a fundraiser for the HCRW chapter!
(Also available on Nook and Smashwords.)
The Badass Writing series by Lisa Creech Bledsoe and Sonja Foust
These four books are your guide to all things writing from Lisa and me. We’re your snarky, irreverent writer buds giving you our best advice, tough love, and penis jokes. (No lie– there are totally penis jokes.)
I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Type A Parent Conference in Atlanta. Despite the name, it’s not a parenting conference and it’s not for Type A people (specifically, anyway). It’s a blog conference!
I was a speaker, too! (Here’s me and my co-presenter, Heather.)
Most of you know that my main blogging activity goes on over at Pintester, and I attended as Sonja Foust, the Pintester, but that blog doesn’t really lend itself to recaps and musings, so I’m doing that here, because I have some musings, people.
Specifically, I want to talk about the Town Hall meeting, which was unique to this conference (at least in my experience). It was a chance for bloggers to get up and talk about an issue that was important to them that may not necessarily have been on the program.
You wrote it. You published it. Now, let’s sell you some bookage…
In honor of the fresh, hot release… (next we’ll be writing erotica) of Market Like a Mofo: How to Sell More Copies of Your Badass Book, we have our sexy new Indiana Jones whips out and are shredding every damn thing in sight. And you thought marketing your book was going to be dull.
/insert fierce and shockingly loud whip sounds/
As soon as you get your copy, you’ll dive in and take the opening quiz, which is based on how much time and money you want to spend, and whether or not you are self-publishing or working with a traditional publisher. Then plummet straight into one of our four non-techie, done-for-you, can’t-possibly-miss marketing plans.