Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Episode 4: Marketing Madness

In this episode, we talk about my least favorite aspect of being an author. Marketing.

I just noticed I even cursed in this installment without thinking. 
At least it wasn't an F-Bomb!


Quotes of the Week


It doesn't matter how many great book ideas you have in your head if you can't finish writing one.
—Joe Bunting

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
—W. Somerset Maugham

Remember we are mortal, but poetry is not.
—Patti Smith

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. Just do it and the confidence will follow.
—Carrie Fisher

The terrible thing about being a writer is that you don’t decide to become one, you discover that you are one.
—James Baldwin

You have to resign yourself to wasting lots of trees before you write anything really good. 
—J.K. Rowling

I am not responsible for the ideas and opinions that my characters express.
—William Faulkner

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.  
—Ray Bradbury

Remember to get the weather in your damn book — weather is very important.
—Ernest Hemingway

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tuesday Tips: Go on Vacation


I went on vacation last week. We rented a historic log cabin outside Ashville NC. It had a giant fieldstone fireplace and we had fires every morning and evening.

It refreshes my soul to get away. Go places I've never been. See new things.

On this trip, we went to the Biltmore Estate and gardens. Wow.

It was a real inspiration for writing...