August 3rd, 2016

Golden Lines from RWA 2016

Years ago, an instructor at the UCI Writing Project taught me how to identify the “golden lines” in a lesson, article, or book. Golden lines are the phrases, the ideas, the “takeaway” from whatever you’re learning in life. Since then, after I attend a class or workshop, I review my notes and handouts, marking the […]

July 1st, 2016

Street Teams: When and How do you start them when you have nothing to offer?

Kerry Lonsdale

Before I launch into the when and how, a couple of disclosures. First, I am, by far, NOT an expert. I am a debut author and this whole street team business is new to me. I’m literally muddling my way through.

Second, I must give a shout out to the queen of street […]

April 4th, 2016

Common Sense Marketing

We interrupt the normally scheduled blog for important news!

The WITS Annual ‘Write Up a Storm’ is this Wednesday! Join us from 4 am – 10 pm PST for hourly writing sprints, inspiration, and the knowledge that you’re not writing alone! Come hang with fellow writers and write up a storm!


February 22nd, 2016

How Much Will You Give Away?

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold

The euphoria and self-respect of finally being paid for years of hard work will still be fresh on a debut author’s face when requests for her generosity will start to pour in. Never mind that the math may work out to less than a penny per hour invested. […]

June 5th, 2015

Are You Sharing Too Much Of The Wrong Thing on Facebook?

Lisa Hall-Wilson

Photo from Pixabay

Facebook is my happy place. I hang out there a lot – I get paid to hang out on Facebook. One of the questions I’m asked the most is how much of your own content and how much content from others do you post?

There’s not really a one-size […]