Carlisle Webber @carliebethRatatouille said it best: not everyone can be a great chef, but a great chef can come from anywhere. The same is true for novelists. Don’t worry about connections, money, social media. #Write your best book. That’s 98% of the battle. #amwriting
100% Like I said on @madflavor's podcast, you don't have to go to a certain college to become a published author. Some do have great writing programs, but I've worked with PhDs, and I've worked with dropouts. Keep showing up, keep putting the work in, and it could be you. #PubTip
“The more I can promote those bands, the more I can guarantee that our genre is going to continue…it’s all about paying it fucking forward because somebody helped me. If I don’t help somebody else, how is this going to continue?” - Corey Taylor #PubTip #WednesdayWisdom
Sue Canfield, Ausoma @SueAwesomeIt's not the number of social media followers you have that impresses literary agent @gordonwarnock #NFWC. What's more important is having a high level of interaction and engagement. Are you reaching your target audience & are they engaging, sharing, commenting, and retweeting?
100%. If you have a ton of followers, and nobody cares enough about what you're saying to comment/like/share, it's not a good indication that they'll care enough when you say, "Buy my book." #PubTip
Mary Keliikoa @mary_keliikoaI'm in the beginning stage, but I wish I'd known getting the deal doesn't speed anything up. "Patience is a virtue" must have been coined from the publishing industry! But community is everything. Hold onto it. Appreciate it. It takes you through the darker days. @Debut19Chat twitter.com/DebutAuthors19…
Laura Heffernan @LH_WritesIf you indent with spaces, you will actually make me cry.
DON'T MAKE ME CRY, PEOPLE.