WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF #2

As I was putting this post together, I was enjoying the sweet sound of song birds chirping back and forth on my patio.  I miss them so much during the winter.  I’m glad they’re back. 

 

Until I started complying my list from last week, I never realized how many posts I ran across in a week’s time.  Now, we can all locate them easily, and whenever we want, on my blog under the category of WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF.  Just bookmark the page.  Some of the posts are older, but still relevant for today’s writer. 

The Book Designer

11 Reasons Indie Authors Need Social Media (And How to Get It Right!)

How to Hitch a Ride on Someone Else’s Holiday to Sell Books

Richard Ankers

Writing Tools for the Professional Writer

Madgenius club

Keeping Track

Kathy Steinemann

Over 100 Ways to Say “Shrug”

Indies Unlimited

Trying Amazon’s New Print Book Options

Self-Publishing Questions and Answers

Do Facebook Author Pages Still Work?

Author Kristen Lamb

The Engine of Fiction—Meet the Antagonist

Faces of a Fatally Flawed Manuscript

How to Exorcise Inner Demons

Well, that’s it for this week.  I hope you find them as useful as I do.

Have you run across some post/articles you found really helpful?  If so, just list the link in the comments area and I’ll add them to my list for next week.

In the meantime, have a wonderful week.

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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4 Responses to WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF #2

  1. Sahara, that is a very brave and wonderful thing you are doing for Bob’s memory, to publish his stories. I think it keeps so much of who he was alive for you and your readers, although I’ve never met you. I loved Nightmare Storm and seems to me I entered some contest with it before Christmas. Just now I downloaded Excalibur for my Kindle. Won’t promise it’ll get read soon, but it’s on the queue. Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration!

  2. The links you shared are fascinating, Sahara, and I’ll certainly check them out in due course. So little time, it seems, though busy is a buzzword now that I don’t like. Certainly, we all make time for what we deem important enough. It’s a matter of prioritizing. Right now I’m reading a book called “Women, Food, and Desire” that was recommended by an online friend who is a clinical psychologist. It’s quite interesting in that it doesn’t address only food, but all aspects of a feminist’s life. Or should I say woman’s life? There’s another one called “Women, Food, and God” that I must get to, as well. Looking forward to Excalibur. Sounds very Arthurian.

    • Sahara Foley says:

      HI Kenna, Yes ‘busy’ is a buzzword and usually an excuse. You’re right, if it’s something we really want to do, we find the time. Glad you stopped by., 🙂

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