Stronger Together

Publishing is a rough business, even when writing is what you love. That’s why it’s so important for authors to reach out to other authors, and to support, encourage, nurture, mentor, boost and make friends with each other. It’s a weird way to make a living, and we’re the only ones who really understand what it’s like to deal with all those voices in our heads that become characters, so we need to stick together.

Making writer friends is good for sanity. We all have rough days, and this is a solitary way to make a living. It helps to be able to talk about the business and the life with other people who get it.

Writer friends are good for business. When we recommend each other, signal boost on social media, refer each other to resources, cover tables at cons for one another and hang out talking shop at […]

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I TRULY APOLOGIZE FOR SUCKING

This was supposed to be my day on here and I completely failed. I have excuses (double anthology deadlines, looming overhaul/remodel of the tattoo shop I own, writing deadlines, tattoo appointments) but they’re no justified reason to have missed. I apologize.

I will make it up to you like crazy next time.

Until then, here are some recommendations of things that can help you write:

THANKS BUT THIS ISN’T FOR US by Jessica Page Morrell.

In my opinion the BEST overall book about writing on the market today. I love this book. This book is why I am a published author today.

HOW TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS by the Magical Words contributors.

A great compendium of advice. I mean seriously.

2K to 10K by Rachel Aaron

You’ve heard about it. It’s logic. It works.

STYLE THAT SIZZLES AND PACING FOR POWER by Jodie […]

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