5 Easy Tips to Deepen Your Characterization

5 Easy Tips to Deepen Your Characterization

  Don’t you like characters in novels to come across so real you look them up in an online directory? My guest today, Marian P. Merritt, gives pointers to do just that. After you’ve collected her tips, be sure to learn more about her new novel, The...
32 Marketing Ideas to Promote Your Book

32 Marketing Ideas to Promote Your Book

“People are in such a hurry to launch their product or business that they seldom look at marketing from a bird’s eye view and they don’t create a systematic plan.” —Dave Ramsey I’ve pursued many of these marketing activities for Calculated Risk. Decide which you have...
5 Steps to Save Days in Marketing Your Next Book

5 Steps to Save Days in Marketing Your Next Book

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn To save days marketing Book 2, you need to become a super-crazed, organized packrat for Book 1. If you failed to do these steps on Book 1, do them during Book 2. Step 1 – Save During the writing and...
Your Words Can Possess Power – It’s Your Choice

Your Words Can Possess Power – It’s Your Choice

“Mark Twain said, ‘The right word is to the nearly right word as lightning is to the lightning bug.’ Fill your book with lightning.” — Robert Littell It’s our choice to choose the word that gives our sentence the most power in creating a robust image in the reader’s...