The holiday season seems to pass by faster and faster each year and, many times, this joyous and wonderful time of year is far more stressful and hectic than we’d like to admit. With that in mind, preparing for the holidays is more important than ever! For that reason, I’ve created a priority checklist to […]
A second giveaway from VFA member Barbara Briggs! Here is another chance to win a copy of Pilgrimage on the Path of Love by Barbara Ann Briggs, courtesy of Kindred Spirit magazine. It’s a beautiful uplifting journey of discovery all can enjoy!
“It took some time before … I was ready to begin my morning meditation. I crossed my legs in lotus position and closed my eyes. Gradually, the outer world faded away as my breathing settled down. As the body relaxed, breathing became as if suspended and the thoughts loosened their grip, spreading out into a formless, amorphous mass like clouds blown apart by the wind. The faint almost imperceptible impulse of the mantra appeared and disappeared like a fine golden thread weaving the rippling fabric of the mind into a more integrated pattern of inner clarity and peace. My heart seemed to melt into an ocean of silence, which erased all sense of time and space. As the rippling fabric of the mind became more and more transparent, the light of the inner sun shone through, igniting the fibers of awareness with light. Then the clouds passed, covering the sun and flickering images like flocks of wild birds flew across the canvas of the mind shadowing the light with their wings.”
(pp. 31-32) from Chapter One
Enter at Kindred Spirit’s Facebook page.
Winners will be picked at random on Sunday, December 8th at 6 p.m., UK time.
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Effective “defamiliarization”—an unexpected comparison—results in readers viewing the commonplace in new ways, but beware of employing it in half measures.
It’s that time of year when we start looking back on the year, wondering how it all flew by so fast, and thinking about what we can do for the coming year.
This week we’re talking about another lesson we learned at the Romance Author Mastermind (RAM) – making sure that you’ve crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s on all areas in your author career, from your backlist to your website and everywhere in between. It’s about making sure everything is as tight and sharp as you can make it, and it turns out that it’s a vital part of your business.
If you want to learn how to sharpen up your author career, this is a must listen episode!
The book blurb is also known as the description. It is the key to maximizing potential sales of your book.
In the past, perusing book stores to discover the latest and greatest book to add to your collection was an experience unto itself. The atmospher…
Description alone won’t bring a character to life; it must be supported with evidence of a personality—and the more concrete, the better.
If you’re anything like the rest of us in the SPA, you’re quite happy in your writing cave. You don’t really want to leave the comfort of your keyboard.
But this episode is all about why you really should take risks, be brave, and learn how to say yes to some of the really scary things in the self publishing industry.
We’re just recently back from the wonderful Romance Author Mastermind conference put on by Skye Warren, so we use examples from information we learned at this amazing event to help us illustrate our points for this podcast.
Another episode full of tips and tidbits that will help your self publishing career!
Thanksgiving is almost here! The time of year when we gather with our most beloved family and friends to celebrate all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for. So in the spirit of the holiday, let’s reflect on the things–big and small–that help make our lives complete! Family Most people can look […]
When you’re a one-person marketing team, try these foundational tips for approaching libraries about having your book added to their collections.
I (Trudi Jaye) was VERY EXCITED to get to interview super-successful fantasy author and fellow podcaster Lindsay Buroker at 20BooksVegas, and (OMG!!) she didn’t disappoint. Lindsay’s doing really well in the genres of Fantasy, Sci-Fi Romance, Fantasy Romance, and is about to publish a new Urban Fantasy series next year – so she talks about […]