Last month, my post—The Difference Between Querying in 2019 and 2022, and Why Your Well-Intentioned Advice May Be Doing More Harm Than Good.—got some attention on writing/publishing Twitter, and I received a lot of great questions. The top two that stood out? How do you write a fantastic one-line pitch? Where do you recommend I research agents… Continue reading Writing a Great One-Line Pitch for Your 2022 Query Letter
How I Use Social Media as an Author
Social media is generally seen as a must-have nowadays for creatives. Some writers love it. Others hate it. I find most fall somewhere in between. Which is why I wanted to talk about it. Being online can certainly come with its pros and cons. I have days where I love the connections I make and the information… Continue reading How I Use Social Media as an Author
Using the Later App as an Author: A review
Later is a desktop and mobile phone app that allows you to schedule your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn posts. Here's my review on if this app will help, or hinder, you.
#MondayBlogs My Average Day as an Author
The average day as an author varies from writer to writer, but I think there’s a huge misconception that we wake up, write all day, and fall asleep at the end of the night with thousands of words ready for print. In reality, most authors—yes, even The New York Times Best Sellers—work day jobs. Writing is… Continue reading #MondayBlogs My Average Day as an Author
#BadBloods Pre-Order, Prequel, and Book Trailer!
If you’re signed up for my newsletter, then you already received MOST of this lovely news, but if you missed it and wished you hadn’t, click here to sign up. Bad Bloods is officially up for pre-order! Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Kobo Smashwords Goodreads It will only be for sale at $2.99 for a… Continue reading #BadBloods Pre-Order, Prequel, and Book Trailer!
#WW Pitch Competitions
Although many of you know me as an author, I work a full-time day job as an editor and marketer. I also give publishing advice and help writers with their websites. It was during this job one of my clients asked me if I had ever participated in a #Pitch competition. If you don’t know… Continue reading #WW Pitch Competitions
One of my “Highs” as an Author
When I finished my last post, I received so many heartfelt comments, and I want to first thank those fellow writers and readers for their kindness and support when it comes to one another's difficulties being an artist. I am, once again, reminded of how influential and inspiring the WordPress community can be. Thank you.… Continue reading One of my “Highs” as an Author
Wattpad: I Rejoined!
Almost exactly one year ago, I posted Website Wonders: Wattpad.com, and I discussed this wonderful website. Wattpad is a FANTASTIC place where writers can create a profile, tag genres, share stories, and provide fellow writers with their work. (You can also connect it to your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr). You can ask for in-depth critiques,… Continue reading Wattpad: I Rejoined!
Writing Tips: Mother’s Day & Childhood Inspiration
Now, I have to admit that I'm unsure if this qualifies as "writing tips" or not, but I can't seem to think of another way to explain it other than to explain recent events in my life and how I got to this decision to post about this. On Friday night, I was driving home… Continue reading Writing Tips: Mother’s Day & Childhood Inspiration
Publishing Tips: Marketing Your Book
Website Update: April 22: 8:00 a.m.: Shannon A Thompson Facebook Fan Page hit 200 likes today! Thank you 😀 10 days before the Minutes Before Sunset release (AEC Stellar Publishing) ! I know many of you are fellow authors or are working to become one, so I thought I'd dedicate today's post to bringing attention… Continue reading Publishing Tips: Marketing Your Book