04/06/2012 18:33:34 PM
Recently, I have been following the Creative Penn by Joanna Penn. Her blog continually gives these really great ideas for everyone self-publishing while helping people experience the pain she went through to self-publish. She gives great information on publishing, writing, marketing, and more. She updates her blog regularly as well. One of my recent favorites was the [...]
04/05/2012 18:40:13 PM
Recently, a new type of publisher has opened it’s doors. I think that all authors need to take a looks at it.
02/07/2012 06:48:36 AM
If your kids enjoy reading and want something without the easy outs of magic wands and friendly talking animals my new eBook Out On A Limb is for them. It’s about two mischievous boys vs Egghead, their mean landlord. For .99 cents you can’t go wrong. It’s At Smashwords and Kindle and soon at [...]
01/28/2012 18:20:25 PM
Yes, it’s here! Out On A Limb is now available on Smashwords and Kindle. It’ll take a week or two until it shows up on Sony, Apple iBooks, Diesel, and Kobo, etc. Two of the characters, Squirt and Big Bill, from Ransom are back. This time they take on Egghead, the evil landlord, while trying [...]
01/24/2012 15:05:57 PM
Let’s face it, there are readers who will abandon your story. There’s little worse than a boring ending to a chapter. Give readers a reason to hang in there with you, to turn the page. A recent review of mine on Gerry’s War proved I’d kept at least one reader’s interest: “This book was really [...]
01/08/2012 12:46:49 PM
If your interest is in juvenile/middle grade adventures I’ll be promoting a new release Out On A Limb in a few weeks. Ransom, with the same characters, will be 99 cents. My other juvies online will also be discounted. All I’m waiting for is the cover art from my son Joel.
01/01/2012 18:37:44 PM
Anne Enright puts it, Only bad writers think that their work is really good. A good tip to keep your story on track is doing a re-read. After your terribly mangled first draft divide your story up into clumps of chapters. Print out each section. Why print? I believe you can edit more comfortably by [...]
12/21/2011 13:04:35 PM
My Big Christmas Tree is my Christmas gift to all of you and it’s now posted on my website. It’s the darker side of acquiring a tree. Read it at yatscoffbooks.com under the Read Me tab. Merry Christmas to all of you.
11/21/2011 16:17:10 PM
Okay, so what qualifies me to do this? My juvenile/middle grade eBooks have garnered good reviews and are well-edited due to writer workshops, my writers group, and exhaustive attention to detail. Also, I have a website and you probably don’t. If you care to look at samples you’ll find them at Smashwords and Kindle and [...]
11/15/2011 15:52:27 PM
Okay so you’re ready to write for the juvenile/middle grade market with a head full of ideas. How you go about this is essentially up to you. There are rules and rules are broken every few years. Presently, the genre is saturated with fantasy and horror. Thank heavens for Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series. [...]
11/06/2011 11:55:28 AM
Never tell anyone that you’re writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. They’ll encourage you to death. Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse, 07-15-06 Canadian cartoonist (1947 – ) When writing, your only friend is yourself. It can’t be helped. You empty your mind onto a page [...]
11/03/2011 18:47:04 PM
How to choose keywords for your website? Great question. Well why choose keywords at all? Won’t people find your site regardless? Maybe, but probably not. The web is huge and you want quality web traffic. For example, my dad has a short story on his website about a cruise ship, and there is a picture [...]