Oh where, oh where, oh where have I been these past couple weeks? Why, turning myself into a Real Author™, of course! It’s bloody exhausting. I just finished up a promo for my books. For five days, I discounted them, ran an advertisement, participated in major retailer’s summer promo, and collaborated with other authors to… Continue reading Publishing is a Long Road: On Not Giving Up, Even When I Really Really Wanted To.
This book publishing thing, I tell you, it’s rough business. But it is a business, and so I’m going to talk about it because, well, why the heck not. I’m writing a blog post about my writing. What could be more appropriate? Readers who aren’t writers, stick around. This one’s for everyone, because it’s not… Continue reading A Nice Punch to the Gut from Reality
Ah, marketing. Can you believe that before my book came out last month, I was actually excited to give it a try? Marketing is, it turns out, a jerk. You wouldn’t think it’d be hard to sell eight hours of entertainment for literally less than the price of a cup of coffee, but alas, publishing… Continue reading What Makes People Buy Books?
With the release of What Boys Are Made Of less than a month away, I’m excited to post the first chapter of it on my blog! For the next two weeks, I’ll be posting a chapter every Wednesday. Please feel free to read them over, share them with your friends, your enemies, that one neighbor… Continue reading What Boys Are Made Of Preview: Chapter 1!
Comic Sans looks kind, soft, a little like a child’s handwriting. It seems so friendly you just can’t resist it!
As a reader, font is probably something you don’t give much thought to. Words are on the page, and so long as it’s legible, what does it matter, right? If only. Fonts have far more sway than most people realize. Similar to the temperature in an office making you feel welcome or worried, or the… Continue reading The Best Font For My Book
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Book 1, recently re-titled What Boys Are Made Of, is nearing its release date of March 15th, 2016. And here it is! In this gritty debut set in a near-future Appalachia, S. Hunter Nisbet presents a stunning story of surviving the choices we make—and those that are made… Continue reading Cover Reveal and Call For Advance Readers
To be a writer, you need very few things. A pen, some paper, a computer helps, but really, the entry barrier is pretty low. Sit there and type. You did it! You’re a writer! But to be an Author? Boy oh boy do you need a lot of crap. Today’s post is brought to you… Continue reading In Soviet Russia, Book Formats You
Welcome back to my series on how to edit your manuscript! This is where I suggest how to edit your manuscript in preparation for either self-publishing or querying. Remember, there’s no one way to edit. If you’re already doing something that I’m not mentioning, or you do something differently, why not suggest it in the… Continue reading Perfect Editing Is A Lie
Okay, last week was all about how to start editing; this week is the nitty-gritty as I show you how to edit your manuscript. Remember, editing is one of those no-right-no-wrong processes. You might have a technique that differs vastly from mine, and that’s fine. But if you don’t have a clue, give this a… Continue reading Edit Or Die, Because