Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Jun 18, 2013 | 0 comments
by D.L. Wilson
Authors must engage readers. To do that successfully requires learning who our readers are. Established authors need to find ways of communicating with their readers. The new rapidly advancing Internet social networking opportunities provide many new vehicles to get input from readers. An author Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Myspace, LinkedIn, and blogs are only the tip of the...
Posted by Terry Jean Taylor on Jun 15, 2013 | 0 comments
Healthy relationships often depend upon the kinds of agreements we make with other people. This BREAK FREE TIP shows how you can make agreements that enhance your life and how to stay free from agreements that bring you stress, pain, and guilt.
ARE YOU A PRISONER OF YOUR COMMITMENTS?
Healthy agreements with trustworthy people can enhance your productivity and your enjoyment of life. And...
Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Jun 12, 2013 | 0 comments
By Karen Hodges Miller
The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from that dread disease, Writer’s Block. If you haven’t experienced Writer’s Block, you just haven’t been writing long enough. Believe me, it...
Posted by Maralyn on Jun 8, 2013 | 0 comments
Here is an absolutely memorable Jon Stewart interview with David Sedaris,
author of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.
This illustrates many of the ideas I’ve shared with authors before in
* the interview allows the author to share his experiences in a way that
reveals how he thinks.
* the author shares simple things that make you just...
Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Jun 6, 2013 | 0 comments
We are pleased to announce to our Salem VI fans and followers that Book II: Chain of Souls will be available for a free download today, Friday June 7th. Chain of Souls is the second book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, co-authored by Jack Heath, direct descendent of the accused and accusers of the infamous trials in Salem.
“We’re thrilled to have the second book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, “Chain of...
Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Jun 5, 2013 | 2 comments
by Sherrie Wilkolaski
Original version of this article published in Ms. Wilkolaski’s monthly column “Author’s Guide to Publishing” in IFWTWA’s “Press Pass”.
The holidays are upon us and thoughts of sugarplums and holiday cocktails are much more fun to dream about than worrying about what you’ll be doing in the New Year to ensure your success as an author continues to flourish. Give yourself...
Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on May 30, 2013 | 2 comments
by Nicole Riley
I am often asked if author tours are successful. We are very honest with the folks we have worked with on what a book signing might look like, yet there are still a number of authors who think there is going to be a line wrapping around the building to purchase their books at every event no matter what we say. Although we would love to see that happen, I would like to provide a more...
Posted by Maralyn on May 26, 2013 | 0 comments
As may of you know, I like to share illusions and puzzles to help you think outside the box. My cousin Lois shared this one with me, and I’m passing it on, as it is quick and fun. The first time took me 4.5 minutes and the second time 3 minutes.
A hint is to move all the pieces outside the box so you can see them. I do not share these often, as some readers have no interest. However, I strongly...