This episode we talk to our very own Wendy Vella about writing Regency romance. Since 2013, Wendy has forged a very successful indie career writing historical and contemporary romance. Her Regencies have been on the Amazon’s top seller lists many times and collectively she’s sold over one million books to date. Like many romance writers, […]
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Resources for Authors
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Stay Informed: Industry News for Authors
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist, editor, and novelist, Kay Keppler, as she shares with us “Developing Your Voice.” Enjoy! *** Most writers read a lot, and when they first sit down to write, they use as models for their own work the books of writers they admire. This practice has a couple of useful benefits: It helps beginners become […]
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Kelley Way as she shares with us “Why Have a Contract?” Enjoy! And now for a bit of necessary legalese: Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice, and that an attorney-client relationship is not formed by reading the article or by commenting thereon. *** My father has […]
Today’s episode was inspired by a comment on our podcast website www.SpaGirlsPodcast.com by listener Carron, who asked “…when you’re starting out (writing) how do you know what weaknesses to focus on? You don’t know what you don’t know. Love to hear an episode on things to work on, or things you ladies have struggled […]
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Nevada McPherson as she shares with us “Pop the Cork (Board)!” Enjoy! *** Hello again! How are things going for you in this new year? I’ve been taking stock of things post-holiday break and doing some thinking about what I want to accomplish for the rest of the winter months. Consistency One […]
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Catharine Bramkamp as she shares with us “Show Your Work” Enjoy! *** For many people creating a story, your own or a client’s is like recording a geometry theorem. Start with X axis, which makes sense since axis had an X in its name. Then position the Y line which is […]
You’re invited to get intimate… with your creativity and writing process. Enjoy! *** When you think of writing your novel, you may not think in terms of intimacy, a deep connection, or a conscious partnership. But to create a long lived and vibrant author career, I think we benefit from being in deep relationship with […]
The delightful Dan Wood joined us in the SPA today to talk about the Indie distribution channel Draft2Digital. It’s an informative hour-long interview with Dan, who attends 20 plus author conferences a year, and has his finger on the pulse of Indie publishing. He not only explains everything that Draft2Digital offers indie authors – from […]
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist MJ Post as she shares with us “Why Write a Food Novel?” Enjoy! *** Back in the 80s when I was in college (#painfullyoldMJ), the local radio station was playing a bit with a guy pretending to be a king in a throne room. The crowd shouted, and he replied. It went […]
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist, Tinthia Clemant as she shares with us “Inciting Incidents — Inciting Incidents — What are They and Why are They Important?” Enjoy! *** Remember the scene in Stars Wars: A New Hope when Luke’s aunt and uncle are killed? Oops, spoiler. but, seriously, what are you waiting for? Anyway, that […]