6 Easy Steps to Branding Your Author Business

When I was in the marketing business, one of the things that I most enjoyed doing was helping small businesses get properly branded. The principles I used are exactly the same as those that should be used by an author or indie musician.

Did you know that branding is probably the most important factor in giving your business the ability to “Run with the Big Dogs”? ...  read more

Building Your Author Platform 101

Do you aspire to be an author? Writer? Musician? Do you plan to be in any other business where you will depend on the general public and faithful followers for your income? If so, you need a platform.

What is a platform?

Imagine a politician, standing on a stage (platform), rousing the curious and the devoted into a frenzied roar, after which they go to the polls and put their mark next to his/her name. ...  read more

12 Romantic Memes for Your Valentine!

Look what I made you for Valentine’s Day – Romantic memes with quotes from famous writers and authors! Please share with those you love!

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"My love is deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite." - William Shakespeare

“My love is deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” – William Shakespeare ...  read more

The Query Letter

Now that I’ve completed my first novel, Lightning on the Levee, I just need to send it to a publisher and it will become a bestseller, right?

Wrong!

There’s still a lot of work to do. “What kind of work?” you ask. Well, I’ve been researching what else needs to be done ever since I finished Lightning on the Levee a couple of months ago. I truly didn’t expect it to take so long just to get ready to start sending queries to literary agents. Here are some things that every author has to decide, and do, in order to get their book published. ...  read more

Flint Arrington: Character Bio

A native of the Deep South, Flint Arrington grew up in a small city in Mississippi, the youngest of three children. His architect dad always placed a great emphasis on the children’s education and their future careers, encouraging all three to make a decision early about what career path they would take for their lives. He would sometimes be cold toward his children when they didn’t live up to his expectations. ...  read more