Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number One

    We’ve reached the point in the cycle where the Rules for Authors return to the beginning.   I repost the Rules instead of pointing to the prior iteration because the Rules are in a constant state of flux, just like the entertainment industry itself.   So, here we go again!     Number …

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THWT Question for 17 APR 2018

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this Tax Day is:   Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Eight

    Number Thirty-Eight Read A Few Books   OK, more correctly, read a LOT of books. This all ties back to other Rules where we’ve talked about writing what will sell and keeping your books on the book seller’s hot lists. Yes, as I’ve said, a representative or (sometimes) agent will help you here, …

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THWT Question for 10 APR 2018

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is:   In your latest book, what was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Seven

    Number Thirty-Seven Don’t Pass Up Free Promotion   In this post, I’m going to pick on Twitter only for the sake of simplicity and clarity. The same concepts apply to other social media sites and to promotion in general, so try to expand your awareness to those other areas as well. Promotion of …

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THWT Question for 03 APR 2018

    The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for April 2018 is:   Will you have a new book coming out soon?   Keep Loving!    

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THWT Question for 27 MAR 2018

    The final Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for March 2018 is:   If cost and/or availability were not issues, what ONE book would you most like to own? Be specific!   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Six

    Number Thirty-Six Advertising Bang versus Bucks   Many people think of promotion and promoting their books. In more general terms, promotion is just a subset of advertising. But no matter what you call it, you need to get the most bang for the buck when you are trying to sell your books. Now, …

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THWT Question for 20 MAR 2018

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this first day of spring, Steak and Knobber Day, and 20 MAR 2018 is:   Who designed the covers for your books?   Keep Loving!    

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Five

    Number Thirty-Five Ignore the Critics   As a group, critics are pompous morons. Sorry, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em. Anyone remember Phil Collins? How many of his albums did you buy? Want to know what the critics thought of people who bought Phil Collins albums? Try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins#Criticism_and_praise on for size. …

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