Marketing Ideas & Strategies for Aspiring Authors

Today I wanted to discuss some marketing strategies and ideas with you guys.  This post is probably going to be more geared toward writers that are looking to self-pub or have already self-published a novel or two, but I hope that no matter what publishing path you’re looking at, you’ll be able to take some of these strategies into consideration!

The Importance of Genre & Target Audience

Today and I wanted to discuss the importance of knowing what genre you’re going to write in and what target audience you want to write for.  A crucial mistake beginning writers make is not knowing what specific genre they’re going to write in, and an even bigger mistake is not knowing who their audience is…

What’s in a Name?

For some people, the biggest struggle—aside from titling a story and actually writing the
story—is naming their characters.  Admittedly, this is a difficult process, because it’s never the same…

On Characters

Here are the topics we’ll be discussing in today’s post: Character Development, Keeping Character Voices Distinct, How to Manage Multiple/Differing Point of Views.

Pantsing vs. Outlining

Every author has a different method they follow for their pre-writing process.  There are those of us that love our detailed outlines, those of us that love to write by the seat of our pants (hence the name “Pantser”), and those of us that like to be caught in between, where maybe an outline gets written but there’s not a lot of detail so the imagination can take flight…