Writer Promotion: The Website

Despite the amazing social media tools available, a website remains at the core of a writer’s promotional strategy. As one peels away the onion, there is a lot that can be written about starting and maintaining a website. Here are the very basics. Not so fast. Does a writer really have to bother with a website? For […]

Refining Plot

Two weeks ago I posted that I had received comments on the current draft of my third book and that I was working on developing some characters further. However, I need to make some plot changes, too, and that has me asking what the best process to refine plot is. Some writers create an outline for […]

Writer Promotion: Family and Friends

This is the start of several posts in my series “How to Self-Publish” discussing methods of promotion. Today’s post is about asking for the help of family and friends. The challenge for a self-published writer is getting people to know about his book and interested enough to read it. If he wants readers to buy his book, as opposed to sampling […]

Becoming a Character

Here’s another post under “Thoughts on Writing”. Over the last four weeks, I’ve been receiving comments on the current draft of my third book. I have a lot of reason to be optimistic and a lot of work to do! One thing that’s become clear is that, while I’ve nailed many characters, a few, including two key ones, need to […]