In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...
Just because you are on the journey yourself, doesn't mean that you are the only one taking a solo journey. We can learn and support each other; each journey will have some common roadblocks, challenges and choices. The path may be different, but the experience is much the same.
Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.
Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.
Although Henry Miller recognized that June was mentally unstable, perhaps even psychotic, he was fascinated by her ability to survive on illusions and surrendered his will and his reason to her fantasies.
If you're of the male persuasion, reading this article, you're hoping to find answers to why footwear seduces female's imaginations. The long and short of it is you have to get inside a woman's head, not just her pants.
How can introverts and HSP authors publish our books successfully - and wholeheartedly - while honoring our need to recharge? How can we defuse our natural tendency to absorb a room's energy during on an event-packed book launch or tour?
These days we're desperately trying to get more people to read ("Please, read anything, here's a YA novel by the Kardashians") but in the 1800s, it was a different story.
Of course, I had no idea how much money a publicist would cost, and I was gobsmacked by their fees. Finally, though, I found a publicist who used to work at a big traditional house and seemed experienced and smart. Here's what I've learned in that time.
If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!
Art rarely makes artists lots of money. Yet we do it anyway.
Stacy R. Nigliazzo is an emergency room nurse. Her debut poetry collection Scissored Moon was released by Press 53 last fall, and has been named a finalist for the 2013 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book (Jacar Press) and the 2014 Texas Institute of Letters First Book Award.
This is an abridged version of my Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. For the more complete version, click here.
They were beacons of light in our darkness, those teachers. And they offered us the words of Black authors to take with us on our journeys.
It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case.
When you can dig deep to uncover that stinging level of honesty, people will relate to your authenticity. So stop being scared and write the hard stuff.
by John Boyne
Published on February 3rd, 2015
by Deepti Kapoor
Published on January 20th, 2015
by Miranda July
Published on January 13th, 2015
by Peter Buwalda, translated by Jonathan Reeder
Published on January 13th, 2015