IWSG: Searching for the Magic Bullet

IWSG: Searching for the Magic Bullet

This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question asks what pitfalls you’d warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey. The best advice I can give, (other than my oft-repeated “Don’t take advice from other writers”)...
IWSG: In case of fire, break glass

IWSG: In case of fire, break glass

I’m not great at asking for help. Beyond being a single woman who prides herself on her independence, I’m also an only child who was raised to be self-reliant. Growing up, I mostly had to entertain myself, and I took care of my own laundry and other...
IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

Welcome, dear writers. As promised, here is the continuation of last month’s post, Making friends with booksellers. This month, the stellar advice is courtesy of Maryelizabeth Yturraide and R.J. Crowther Jr., both from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California....
IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

It’s an old saw that if you want to be a writer, you must do two things: write a lot and read a lot. I’ll add one more to the list if you want to be a successful writer: build relationships. As a writer, some of the most beneficial relationships you can...