Author Interview – Hallie Lee

Author Hallie Lee’s second novel in The Shady Gully Series, titled Wolfheart, released this past week! I’m so pleased to host my friend Hallie Lee for my next author interview! Hallie is the author of The Shady Gully Series of Christian Fiction books. Book Two, Wolfheart, released this past week. Welcome, Hallie! Q: Hallie, canContinue reading “Author Interview – Hallie Lee”

Author Interview – Joan Embola

Author Joan Embola’s debut novel, The One Who Knows Me, released this past week! Author Joan Embola, I’m so honored to have you for my first author interview on this blog! Joan is the author of The One Who Knows Me, her debut college-age contemporary fiction novel focusing on faith and mental health. You canContinue reading “Author Interview – Joan Embola”

Coming Soon – Author Interviews!

It’s been a while! I am hard at work prepping for the release of Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, but in the meantime, I’m exited to share that a new category is coming to The Writers’ Room portion of my website – Author Interviews! These interviews will be with published authors of allContinue reading “Coming Soon – Author Interviews!”

I’m Getting Published!

I’m SO thrilled to announce that my novel, Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, has been picked up by WordCrafts Press for publication! Not by Sight is a retelling of the story of Joseph, his brothers, and his coat, from the Biblical book of Genesis. Focusing on both historical and Biblical accuracy, the novelContinue reading “I’m Getting Published!”

Keys to An Effective Book Launch

We’ve all heard before, “All’s well that ends well.” If you want something to end well, it helps to start well. As you create a strategy to release your book, you must figure out a way to start the daunting marketing journey well. But what do you do to give your book a good start?

The Book Marketer’s Silver Bullet

By Tim Riordan Wouldn’t it be great if you could discover the silver bullet of marketing success? When I say silver bullet, I’m talking about the cream of the crop, the book marketers’ Mecca, the mother lode for marketers…you get the point. Let’s consider this from another perspective. What if I gave you an option ofContinue reading “The Book Marketer’s Silver Bullet”

A Publisher’s Thoughts on Writing

Image courtesy of bigstock By Ferrel D. Moore I am often asked by writers, what is the one thing that they can do to improve their stories.  Can they make more interesting plots?  Did their plots fail because they failed to exploit the character’s strengths and show their weaknesses?  Are their plots not intricate enough,Continue reading “A Publisher’s Thoughts on Writing”

Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction? … And What to do About It

By Elizabeth Jacobson If you go to a search engine and type in something along the lines of “tips for beating writer’s block,” you are going to find something you may not have expected. Mainly, you will find a lot of people saying that writer’s block is a myth. Or, even more inflammatorily, that writer’sContinue reading “Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction? … And What to do About It”

Why Selecting the Right Beta Readers is Important

By Elizabeth Jacobson When I first started writing, it seemed like every person in the online-universe-of-writing was saying that your beta readers should not be friends or family members. Now, off the bat, this seems strange. So you’re saying I need strangers to critique my writing? And honestly, this is what it sounded like toContinue reading “Why Selecting the Right Beta Readers is Important”

Warning: Even Your Umpteenth Draft May Stink (i.e. Why you need beta readers)

By Elizabeth Jacobson Warning: You might stink. No, not you the author. I’m talking to your draft. “What?!” you shriek. Perhaps you’re clutching your pearls. “My draft?? My baby?! Yes, your draft. Your third, fourth, nineteenth draft. Yes, your baby that you have worked on for approximately 1,528,996 hours. To be fair, it’s not yourContinue reading “Warning: Even Your Umpteenth Draft May Stink (i.e. Why you need beta readers)”