Write Now episode 12: the costs of self-publishing

Valerie was recovering from the Oregon Country Fair, so she left me and Julie up to our own devices. We talked about the costs (the financial ones) of self-publishing. We had a good time and managed to cover quite a lot of ground. Next week we’re probably talking about writing groups.

Write Now episode 11: Writing conferences

In our 11th episode of Write Now, we chat about writing conferences. We talk about the Willamette Writer’s conference a lot, as that’s one both Valerie and I have been to several times (and will be at again this year). Are writing conferences worth it? I’d say so. I’ve made some excellent connections and friendships,…

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Write Now episode 09: writing in the summer – how to manage kids, the summer, writing and your sanity

Writing and working in the summer when the kids are off school is often a challenge for me. We address the ways we (attempt to) deal with the change in schedule in this week’s episode of Write Now. For me, summer means a couple of schedule changes. The first is when the kids stop school…

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Write Now episode 8: Advertising for Authors

In this week’s episode, we talked about advertising for authors. When do you start advertising, how do you go about advertising your books (or your mailing list, website, self?), what platforms do you use? We shared our experience with advertising: mostly on Facebook, Book Bub and Amazon, and ponder some of the other options. It’s…

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Write Now episode 7: Writing processes

I was out of town for episode 6 of Write Now in which author Anthony St. Clair filled in for me and talked about where do ideas come from? (My answer: meditation. I basically got instructions for my first few non-fiction books while meditating.) Here’s episode 6 if you’d like to watch it: In episode…