For Writers: Business

Make Your Book Reader-Worthy

Thank goodness Shelly Thacker walks her own path, otherwise she might be a forest ranger instead of a national bestselling author giving us all sorts of fabulous books to read!  Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out her bio! As NaNoWriMo wraps up, I’m thrilled to have Shelly guest-blogging today with wonderful insight into… Read more »

Leslie Langtry – Julie Kenner Fan Girl! (or 'Scuse me while I find a chicken suit …)

  When Leslie sent me her guest post for the day, she told me I wasn’t allowed to change it … and then I read it and totally got all mushy!  The whole chicken suit thing, however, really is tempting … Leslie Langtry is the author of the Bombay’s Greatest Hits series (which includes ‘Scuse… Read more »

Getting Set Up: Demystifying Goodreads, Part 1

Woot! I did it. My J. Kenner name now has a Goodreads profile! Now, the fact is that I’ve already had profiles for Julie Kenner and J.K. Beck … I think. But I’m not entirely sure how they came to be, and I never quite figured out what to do with them (the J.K. Beck… Read more »

How to Pitch a Story to an Editor (or a producer!)

This article came into my inbox a few years ago. It was written for screenwriters, who do an obscene amount of oral pitching (yet another reason I prefer writing books…most of the time your pitch is on paper!). But with summer conferences such as RWA (Romance Writers of America) approaching, this seems like a great… Read more »

Adventures in eBooking

Well, folks, my ebook journey kicked into high gear yesterday (can you say “formatting”) and although I’m hardly the first to blog about it, I also probably won’t be the last. So why am I going where so many have already gone before? A couple of reasons. One, I think the digital revolution is fascinating… Read more »

Popcorn

In some ways, getting slapped in the face is actually worse than getting punched. The physical pain is almost the same. But there’s an added dose of humiliation and shame on top. An overlay of mortification. As if someone dumped a pail of loser juice over your head. Plus, your cheeks get all flushed. And… Read more »