Carey V. Azzara

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#WednesdaysareforWriters: The Lottery Curse is Coming

It took him one year, readers. One single year. He gathered support like wildfire, blazing through the ranks of the then Top-20s and the current Hot-20 and Top 40 lists. Not a single week went by that The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara wasn’t featured. And now you can order his book, which goes on sale December 8 and is sure to arrive by Christmas! … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers and Passion

When an author writes non-fiction, they had better be able to back up their words. Author of the sky-rocketing Book Idea Beyond Terror, Anne Marie Waters, joins us today to give us a taste of her work. Her guest blog offering is chock full of sources, and that is something all aspiring non-fiction authors should take note of. Whether or not you … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Nicole Collet on writing is rewriting

Writing is rewriting. I’m not saying anything new: Ernest Hemingway once said the first draft of a book was “sh*t” (textual words). When you first write your book, you’re building it out of thin air. At this stage, it’s impossible to immerse yourself in each passage to come up with all the right details, lines of dialogue and metaphors. The … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing JourneyContinues

Author-driven marketing is a process, and at times it feels like a never-ending process. As I have said before, I keep posting daily to my Facebook page, Twitter (I now have over 7,550 followers) and LinkedIn accounts, and I try to post at least once a month to my website. At times it can be daunting, but as I have also mentioned, and it is worth … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Awarding SOOP dollars to our top 5 authors

It's been a race to the finish line for January 2015 authors. With five Saturdays this month, we've had lots of opportunity to count votes and tally progress. The biggest news was a RED hot streak by our top author, with almost 200 votes gained since last month, putting her in a league of her own at over 700 votes. Wow! Keep it up Nicole! Maybe … [Read more...]

Wednesday is for Writers: Christian Lee discusses using short links for marketing

Any time I hear someone say “less is more”, I tend to roll my eyes and think that he has never munched on a good steak or had a few bucks in his pocket. The whole concept just sounds ridiculous, but it holds true in certain areas. One of these areas is that of book promotion. When promoting my own book idea, Sealed, I like to use shortened … [Read more...]

Wednesday is for Writers: Rohini Singh’s dream has come true!

It was a great honour to announce to the world on December 10th, 2014, the release of my first book, The Time Manipulator’s Son. Published by Something Or Other Publishing from Wisconsin, USA, this science fiction/fantasy novel for pre-teens to young adults introduces new and original ideas to science fiction. This life-long dream finally … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing—The Ongoing Journey

Writing a book is no easy task and having it published is quite an accomplishment. So congratulations are in order as you are the author of a published book. After enjoying the deserved praise from family, friends, and colleagues, as I indicated in an earlier post, you will soon recall that you did write it hoping that people would read it. And now … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: The Road to Publishing The Time Manipulator’s Son — and Beyond

Now that The Time Manipulator’s Son is published, I have seen that writing the book was the easy part. After finding a publisher in Something or Other Publishing, I soon learnt that my manuscript required many thorough rounds of developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I actually enjoyed going though the different phases of editing. … [Read more...]

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