Monday, May 22, 2017

Plotting a New Series

So IT BEGINS

My new adventure in plotting a new series.

Truth is, I didn't initially plan for this to be a series, but, it just grew.

HOW I DID IT IN THE PAST

Well in the past, I just went with the flow. I didn't plan out the series, the covers, the promotions. However, by working with the Kindle World authors in RUNES UNIVERSE I learned to do a more thorough job of planning my SERIES.

WHAT NO PROMOTIONAL PLANNING COST ME

Cover changes and design changes galore. That was money wasted, but I learned my lesson. This time, I am going to do a better job of it. I have my characters picked out and made sure there are plenty of photos to work with for each for promotional materials and designs.

I lost many advertising opportunities because I didn't have a model with many photos. I also lost many by not completely plotting out my series.

Branding challenges also hit hard when you don't plan your series.

WHAT AM I DOING DIFFERENTLY

1) Outline the entire series
2) Select models for each cover early with many photos
3) Brand the style of the series covers early
4) Brand the world building and find photos for them to use for promo
5) Share more as I write

SHARE WHAT YOU CONSIDER A WELL PROMOTED AND PLANNED SERIES?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Phases Of Falling In Love With A Book

HOW IS YOUR LOVE OF A BOOK CAPTURED?





Reader Sending Me Love By showing off my book.

THE PHASES OF FALLING FOR A BOOK.

What is the first thing that captures your attention when you see or hear or are told about a book? Is it like dating? Don't you have a preference for the presentation of the 'first impression'?

THE COVER, THE GENRE, THE BLURB, THE FIRST PAGE, THE RECOMMENDATION?

In most cases it does depend on how and when the book is presented to you. However, I believe the first thing that captures me is....

THE GENRE (you thought I was going to say BOOK COVER right?) Well that's a TIE for #1 COVER and GENRE because I and most readers have their preference for genre and they don't veer to far off from what they are committed to liking.

After most readers have fallen for the THE GENRE and / or BOOK COVER the RECOMMENDATIONS come in to play and can OVER SHOOT the INFLUENCE of the BOOK COVER

DO YOU BELIEVE A GOOD RECOMMENDATION WILL OVER THROW a LACK of COVER LOVE?

I do, there are personal taste in color and theme that a reader has for their genre and will overlook a good book match because of that. However, if a friend or a review speaks highly of that book, they will likely bite and  move on to the NEXT ELEMENT of FALLING into BOOK LOVE.

THE BACK COVER BLURB

This is getting close to clenching the heart of the reader. If the back cover blurb PERSUADES without TELLING THE ENTIRE TALE and seduces the reader further, then the reader just might, move to the FINAL STAGES of falling in love. 

UNWRAPPING the FIRST PAGE

Now we are getting closer to the goal. If that book grabs the reader in the first 5 sentences, then LOVE BLOSSOMS and the reader grabs the book.

HOW DO YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A BOOK? Even before you delve inside?





Monday, April 24, 2017

Colliding Souls Teaser! Kindle World Exclusive Best Sellers!

COLLIDING SOULS has hit the scene!

Released April 18th, in RUNES UNIVERSE Kindle World.

It hit #8 on the Kindle Worlds Best Seller list at it's high point! With the other #RUNESUNIVERSE Kindle World Authors

 

Here is my Release day teaser and promo!





And a snippet for to wet your appetite!


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spreading Your Writing Bug

Where Does My Writing Show Up?


Earlier in my writing career, I had so much time and vigor with my authorship of different works. It was a struggle to stay within one genre. The first genre I wrote in was a labor of love.

However, as I matured as an author, my desire and push has led me into other endeavors besides Middle Grade Science Fiction.

WHY YOU SHOULD EXPAND YOUR WRITING HORIZONS?

It's a way of

(1) Discovery of your authoring talents
(2) Trying something new
(3) Spreading your talents into other areas
(4) Marketing and building your Platform.

WHERE ARE THE BEST PLACES OUT SIDE OF NOVEL WRITING TO WRITE?

I write in many other places besides the genres found in novels. Here are some that served me well.

(1) Anthologies
(2) Articles on other blogs, papers, magazines
(3) Amazon Kindle Worlds
(4) Non-Fiction writing

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN WRITING OFF YOUR PATH

As an author, you are a business entity among yourself. Your time is money. So, when you are considering creating of an article, blog post, Wattpad story or anything > ask yourself:

(1) What do I expect to gain from this?
(2) Is the payoff worth the time and effort away from other projects?
(3) Is this a quantifiable endeavor?
(4) What will my marketing 'reach' be
(5) Will I be able to give a quality product in this subject area?

WHAT ARE SOME WRITING side adventures in which you BENEFITED?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RUNES WORLD and COLLIDING SOULS Release Day and Party April 18th, 2017

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE


So excited for our release day. Here's some quick news on 
HOW IT IS GOING DOWN!

Join the Facebook Release Party on April 18th is here

Find out more about the RARE chance for the PAPERBACK copies
Sneak Peak here of My Paperback for Colliding Souls



VIP Party Friday in the PRIVATE FAN GROUP for RUNES UNIVERSE lovers




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GET YOUR PRE PARTY SWAG and ARC COPY OF COLLIDING SOULS




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PATH TO OLD TALBOT new release by JORDAN ELIZABETH



PATH TO OLD TALBOT
A Young Adult Fantasy



Thirteen-year-old Charity can escape her unpleasant reality by stepping through the parlor closet of her mother’s new home, a mansion built in the 1800’s.

In her hometown of Talbot, New York, in the year 1880, she doesn’t have to worry about her depressed father skipping his medications or her mother flirting with her coworker. Instead, she gets to know the hatter’s son, who shows her a lifestyle of manners and pride. Few have ever accepted Charity’s old-fashioned ways…until now.

However, old Talbot can’t banish the present. Charity can stay in the mansion, with access to the hatter’s son in the past, and the prospect of a steady family unit with her mother and the new man in her mother’s life, or she can go back to her father, who has been given the option to straighten out his life and join them in their new home. Instead, his world unravels, and he spirals into violence and self-harm.

Torn between two worlds, Charity knows that if she doesn’t help him, she may lose him forever if he follows through on his threats of self-destruction. 

PATH TO OLD TALBOT is on Amazon from CHBB.
Check out early reviews on  GoodReads!


Jordan Elizabeth is known for her odd sense of humor and her outrageous outfits.  Surrounded by bookshelves, she can often be found pounding away at her keyboard – she’s known for breaking keyboards, too.  Jordan’s young adult novels include ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, COGLING, TREASURE DARKLY, GOAT CHILDREN, and VICTORIAN.  PATH TO OLD TALBOT is her third novel with CHBB.  Check out her website for bonus scenes and contests. 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heart of the Hurricane (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles #10)


HOT OFF THE PRESS! A NEW VAMPY YA FOR YOU!





Author:  Jennifer Malone Wright
The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the follow up series to The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. If you would like a FREE copy of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter you can get one at this link https://www.instafreebie.com/free/G5nqI

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Blurb for Heart of the Hurricane
The Hunters have returned home from Greece and are suddenly faced with new challenges as the vampire supporters continue to rise up.

Gavin is happy to be back, but when he opens the door to a red headed Hunter who declares she is now part of their group, he is taken by surprise. While she isn’t bad to look at, he doesn’t care for how she simply walked in and took charge of their mission.

Terra, only wants to make a difference. She grew up within Arcadia Falls and now that the vampire killing missions were less frequent, she wanted to be with a crew who went in search of them. After convincing her father to let her, she found herself assigned to the only Hunter’s she knew of who were what she was looking for.