On owning the “Bitch” label.

Happy New Year! Four days in and I’m already playing Whack-a-Troll on a friend’s behalf. Fun times, yes. Long story short (tl;dr): A real-life friend of mine who is also a KICK-ASS editor of well-known repute among romance authors, and who edits bestselling books for bestselling authors, got attacked on her Facebook page by a … Read More

#WritingTip – Checklist to help your book sell. (Write Your Ass Off)

  I blogged over on my WriteYourAssOff.com blog a follow-up post to my one the other day about why won’t your book sell. I’ll be putting together a series of posts detailing the various points blow-by-blow over the next few weeks. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2016/07/writingtip-checklist-to-help-your-book.html Other recent releases you might have missed… Rhymes With Orange (Suncoast Society 35, MMMF, … Read More

#WritingTip – “Why won’t my book sell?”

I swear this really happened. I won’t name the book or the group I was in because I don’t want to shame the person. They asked why, when they’d spent years working on their book, and if “hundreds” of people had read their book, why wasn’t it selling? I don’t know where or how the … Read More

From Kristen Lamb: Author Despair – What to Do When You Feel Like All is Lost.

Kristen Lamb has a great post on her blog about author despair. I see a lot of writers lately questioning why they’re even trying anymore, and this is such a valid post right now. Author Despair—What To Do When You Feel Like All Is Lost

#NaNoWriMo – How goes it?

If you’re still plugging away at #NaNoWriMo (good for you!) I’m still running my 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo blog posts over at the Write Your Ass Off blog. 🙂 http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/search/label/%23nanowrimo

Write Your Ass Off: Effective Facebook promo tips for authors so you stop looking like an annoying idiot.

Are you an author? Are you Facebooking properly? Maybe not. Don’t worry, I have you covered. Effective Facebook promo tips for authors so you stop looking like an annoying idiot.   In Case You Missed It… Now available for pre-order: Impact (Suncoast Society 32, MMF, BDSM) by Tymber Dalton. Featuring Tilly, Cris, and Landry.

Putting descriptions on a diet.

Over at the Write Your Ass Off blog, I’ve got a new post about putting your descriptions on a diet. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/putting-descriptions-on-diet.html Enjoy!   Now Available: Vulnerable (Suncoast Society 30, MM, BDSM) CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER. Blurb: Leo didn’t want a divorce, yet he can no longer ignore the fact that he’s gay—and … Read More

Newbie Author Tip 2

The second installment in my series of tips for newbie authors is up at the Write Your Ass Off blog. *rawr!* http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/09/newbie-author-tip-2-develop-gator-hide.html And have you checked out Hubby’s book yet? 🙂 (Yes, I’m proud of him. LOL) Dancing on a Tightrope. Also, I’ve added some new info at the bottom of the Ellora’s Cave troubles … Read More

Newbie Author Tip 1

I’m starting a new series over on Write Your Ass Off for newbie authors. Tip 1 is posted. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/09/newbie-author-tip-1-devour-information.html

Dear Newbie Writer: You suck…

. ..HOWEVER… http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/09/dear-newbie-writer-you-suck.html Also, I’ve made two additions today to the article about the problems at Ellora’s Cave.

Write Your Ass Off: Self-publishing sh*t volcano.

I’ve got a post up on Write Your Ass Off about the “self-publishing sh*t volcano,” as Chuck Wendig calls it. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/02/self-pubbing-sht-volcano-yep-sums-it-up.html

Thou Shalt Nots for Facebook for authors.

Over at WriteYourAssOff.com I posted about the “thou shalt nots” for Facebook specifically for authors. Feel free to stop by, check the lists out, and add your own suggestions if you have some. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/01/thou-shalt-nots-for-facebook.html

Can I use song lyrics in a book?

I thought I’d blogged about this before, but apparently I had not. Rectified. LOL http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/01/can-i-use-song-lyrics-in-book.html

Pop Quiz: Contracts

Pop Quiz: Which of these are HUGE red flags in a publishing contract? a) Charging for editing. b) “Life of copyright” contract length terms. c) Asking for rights other than ebook and print formats. d) “Net” not clearly specified. e) Taking ownership of copyright for length of contract. f) Nebulous “editing” clauses that allow the … Read More

WARNING: Authors, blurbs can kill…your sales!

I offer this blog post up as a cautionary tale to authors. Especially to self-published authors who don’t have a publisher to tell them, “Um, NO, this is NOT a good idea.” I had to unfriend a fellow author on Facebook tonight. The reason? They were posting in multiple groups a blurb for their book. … Read More