April 18, 2013, is Support Teen Literature Day! Consider dropping YA titles for lucky readers to discover in various public areas. Go to the Readergirlz website to print bookplates to include with your book donation.
In addition to dropping books for teens to discover, you are encouraged to donate books to 826NYC:
attn: Joan Kim
c/o: readergirlz Rock the Drop 372 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
Okay, so in my last post I attempted to start a monthly writing prompts. But with all the projects I have going on currently, I realized that was not such a great idea, regardless of how I love such creativity!
As you other writers with fulltime jobs know, it’s hard enough finding time to work on projects. Each minute should be savored effectively as much as possible. To that point, I’ve decided to go back to my normal - post as necessary since this is easier with time demands. In the meantime, if you do like writing prompts check out these sites:
Even though my debut YA novel is here, there’s still a lot of work to be done – like marketing and preparing for cover/edit costs for the next book in the series. Self publishing sometimes get a bad rap for being poorly done and most times this is due to low funding for the project.
I want to continue the streak of providing high quality materials to my readers so I’ve started a campaign to raise funds. You can help out by contributing and spreading the word! See more info by clicking here.
Happy 2013 writer folks! And what a busy start of the year it has been! I’ve barely had a chance to have some time to myself – needless to say that my writing had taken a stand still. Until now, that is. I’m back to inserting writing into my routine:
on my train ride to/from work
during lunch breaks
throughout various times at home.
As you continue to write as well, I hope you’ll find great inspiration throughout your days to construct meaningful writing. Remember that developing a routine helps, but if that’s difficult for you to do, try to bring a notebook with you at all times to write down anything that comes to mind. And remember, there are different parts of the writing process that count:
taking research notes
people watching and jotting down movements/action
listening in on conversations to gather information for character traits/personalities
watching movies to determine how plot lines are connected
having a conversation with someone else in the role of your characters to see how a scene plays out
anything else you find helpful that you want to share?
With self-publishing such a hot trend right now, I thought I would share some great resources that self-publishers can use throughout the whole process. From ebook conversion, to book printing and distribution, and much more, check out these resources for the self-publisher.
I thought I’d do a post on e-publishing resources since it’s such a hot topic right now, and probably will be for a while. So, I’ve been looking around at various resources and I found these to be informational and resourceful:
With eBook publishing picking up so nicely there are many different companies popping up all over the web. Be sure to extensively research any company you plan to do business with to make sure they are stable enough and have the types of services you are looking for. to help more in regards to what you should look for if you’re considering e-publishing or even POD self- publishing check out ParaPublishing.
Have any more ideas not mentioned here? Please share them in the comments! Thanks.