Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From Book Proposal to a Published Book

Since many writers are well into writing their books and are looking for specific information on how to write and submit a book proposal, we’ve re-published From Book Proposal to a Published Book, which is a short version of one of the sections in The Write Way.

Offers everything you need to know about writing a perfect book proposal that will get you an offer and a publishing contract for your nonfiction book...

From finding the right publisher or agent, creating an author platform, developing a marketing and promotion plan, writing your query letter and book proposal, submitting it in a professional manner, to understanding and negotiating a book contract, being edited, and seeing your book on the bookstore shelf… this book has it all.

It clearly explains what to do and how to do it, and what NOT to do to get your book published.

The print book is available on Amazon for $9.95

A Kindle version is also available -- FREE for Kindle Unlimited / $3.99 to buy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NaNo Guide Has Arrived!

Yup. Just birthed another book for writers. NaNo Writer's Survival Guide: How to Write a 50,000-Word Novel in Thirty Days and Live to Tell the Tale has been born.

If you're crazy enough to write a 50,000-word novel in a month, this book guides you through the ups and downs of noveling and offers you a kick in the butt when you need it.

It tells you everything you need to know, and probably some things you don't want to know, about how to write the first draft of a novel in a month.

Available on Amazon: $14.95

Available  on Kindle and Nook: $7.99

Riverstone Publishing; ISBN: 978-1-883717-51-3; 184 pages; $14.95.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pen Stroke: A Novel Journey

The novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo is now published!!!

In late October, hundreds of older novelists and wannabe writers gather on the island of Maui for the annual Pen Stroke writer's retreat.

Many arrive looking forward to the writerly activities that are planned, thinking it will be a lovely vacation in paradise; others are simply looking for a place to stay while they search for a retirement condo, but nooo... they've all been summoned by their muse to a crazy novel-writing journey, writing a 50,000-word novel in November.

They've never been to a place quite like Pen Stroke and are in for a few surprises when the writing gods and wordie gurus begin showing up, along with plot doctors to fix the stories that suck, and a cardiac character specialist is called in to revive characters who've up and died all over a writer's pages.

Pen Stroke: A Novel Journey is published by Riverstone Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-883717-50-6; 356 pages; $17.95. Available on Amazon.

Also available on Kindle and Nook for $9.99.

Read more about the book at Mocha Latte's blog.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Steps to Successful Self-Publishing

Are you thinking about self-publishing your book? Steps to Successful Self-Publishing is a do-it-yourself guide to getting your book in print.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, like to be in control of and in charge of everything, and are a do-it-yourselfer, publishing your own book may be the right path for you.

Available on Amazon for $9.95.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wrote a new novel for NaNoWriMo

In October I decided to do NaNoWriMo for the first time. To win, you have to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during the month of November. I'm no stranger to writing but this presented an interesting challenge. I wanted to do it to see if I could do it.

When I started, I thought I'd be able to do 50,000 words. I am, after all, a writer, so this should have been easy. But I'd never written a book in 30 days, so I didn't know what to expect and what would happen. My goal was to write a decent first draft -- something I was proud to have written and would want to publish.

And I did it!! I more than did it; once I got started, I couldn't stop and ended up with 117,934 words of a new novel -- a parody about writers and writing -- in ten days! And then I just kept on writing for the rest of the month, all the way through to a finished first draft.

I had a blast doing NaNo and I totally love my new book... :) I'll blog again in a few months when it's published and tell you more about the book.