Tone of Voice: Misinterpretation Happens

I’m a writer and can’t help but read, proofread, and question everything that cross my path; from newspaper and magazine articles to newsletters; from eBooks to flyers; from blog posts to catalog script; from sales letters to email blasts; from Twitter and Facebook updates (including my own); and everything in between. Last week, I received […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Author Facebook Fan Page

In case you don’t know, Facebook has a fan page feature that allows you to communicate with your readers. How well you communicate with your ‘fans’ could determine how successful you and your book will be. Most authors (public figures) are creating Facebook fan pages for their ‘fans’ and aren’t really participating in the conversations […]

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Self-Publishes through CreateSpace

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin published his book Katrina’s Secrets; Storms After the Storm, Vol. 1 through CreateSpace. Why would he do this? It’s obvious he wouldn’t have a problem obtaining a literary agent and publisher to publish his memoir. Mr. Nagin appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and said, “The literary […]

How to Become an Ego-Free, Successful Ghostwriter

When I lived in Chandler, Arizona, I volunteered for Changing Hands Bookstore. In my opinion, it’s one of the best independent bookstores in the U.S. Volunteering had its perks such as receiving a gift card which allowed me to get books or gifts for my families and to meet well known authors and celebrities. There’s […]

Tips to Make Your Blog an Internet Sensation

Sometimes you need help finding topics to blog about. Thanks to the internet, you won’t be short on ideas. You can visit your local newspaper’s website or read other blogs in your niche market. You can put your own ‘spin’ on news stories and ‘hot’ topics. You may want to create to keep track of […]