No More Monday Marketing

It’s Monday, and normally you would find information on how to market your stories or on markets accepting submissions.

But my heart is no longer in it. I’m going to pull back on how much I post about marketing—because I’m not an expert, and there are so many others out there whose specialty is marketing who can teach you much better than I can.

I expect I’ll find a big dip in numbers because my market submission posts are by far my most popular. But the same resources I use to find those markets are also available to you–market guide books and Internet searches.

My passion lies in teaching you about how to write a good story and using the tools, such as Scrivener or Word, to get them written. Mondays will now focus of the craft of writing and Tuesday will be technical tips.

By making this change I feel I can better serve you in achieving your dreams of publication.

If you are knowledgeable in marketing and would like to guest post on my blog about that subject, please contact me at Deb [at]

Should Leap Day Be a Holiday?

Down what road could leap day lead you?

Down what road could leap day lead you?

It’s Leap Day! That weird day that happens once every 4 years. That alone qualifies it as a holiday in my book. What about you?

Because it’s leap day and the 5th Monday of the month, I thought I’d have a little fun.

What’s the deal with February anyway? I mean, all the other months have 30 or 31 days. Why did the calendar makers only give 28 to February? Why not steal a day [Read more…]

Help! How do you stay organized?

messy officeDo you consider yourself as being organized?

I am. At least, I think I am.

After all, the spices in my kitchen cabinet are alphabetized, and so are the DVDs in my entertainment center. Look in my closet and you’ll find all my short sleeve shirts in one spot and then long sleeve and all sorted by color. My books are shelved by topic.

I suppose many would call that being OCD, but I call it [Read more…]

Fun for Friday the 13th – Giveaway

CrossRiver Author HuntWelcome to stop #12 on the CrossRiver Author Hunt.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the author hunt and have discovered some new authors whose books you want to read. I’m a CrossRiver Media author as well as a freelance editor. I’m also CrossRiver’s editor, so I get to read all these wonderful books before they ever get to the bookstore shelves.

My passion is to help writers seeking to get published, so here at my blog you’ll find posts about the craft of writing, the ins and outs of marketing, and submission markets. And have the opportunity to hire me to help you make your manuscript one that publishers send to the presses.

Writers, take a look around and if you like what you see, be sure to [Read more…]

Congratulations to…

celebratingNothing is as exciting as getting good news from a publisher. Please join me in extending a word of congratulations to these writers.

Keely Brooke Keith
Has joined CrossRiver Media Group as their newest author. Her book Aboard Providence will release Fall 2016.

Cynthia Toney
Has signed a three-book contract for a Bird Face series with Write Integrity Press. Book 1 is titled 8 Notes to a Nobody and will release in September. No exact date yet because they’re trying to get the second book ready at the same time.

Getting a project done is another milestone.

Michael Wallace
Has finished his book on creation and evolution. Now to find a publisher!

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