Writing Rants: Book Marketing and Direct Messages


On one of my lunch breaks this week I was scanning through Facebook and I came across a very helpful blog by Anne R Allen here.

Overall I found the blog very useful, and it reaffirmed several points for me.

One of the points, in particular, had me shouting out “Yes! Thank you!” spraying sandwich crumbs into my keyboard and getting some odd looks from my co-workers (you’d think they’d be used to me by now).

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4 Things I wish I’d known when I started writing


I’ve been writing now for over a decade, and between college magazines, novellas, and novels I’ve picked up a few things.  There are, however, some lessons that were hard to learn. Things I wish I’d known when I started out, I decided to share them with you.

All it takes for you to be a writer is for you to write.

When I started, I was obsessed with the idea that I wasn’t a ‘real’ writer until I got something published. I wasted so much time being upset that I wasn’t a ‘real’ writer. It actually makes me angry to think of this now, I spent days and days of my time being unhappy that I hadn’t ‘made it’ as a writer when I could have used that time to enjoy writing.

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