If you’re a reader, God bless you. You are the butter to the writer’s bread, the sustaining force whom we drive to please. But if you’re an author, nothing I’m about to say will surprise you. And if you’re an eager, hopeful writer… well, none of us face this alone. Writing has always been hard.Continue reading “The pluckiness of the modern author”
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Books, book reviews and book news
I recently purchased Suzanne Mattaboni’s “eighties novel” Once in a Lifetime and kept it in my purse to keep me company in all the medical waiting rooms. As in my habit, I reviewed the book on Goodreads and tagged the author however I could on social media— and she quoted me to others saying, “IContinue reading “Books, book reviews and book news”
Podcasts, the GOAT IMHO of writing
I recently provided information on several storytelling podcasts to, hopefully, ease you into the idea of using your phone or your computer as a listening device to allow these modern radio programs (everything old is new again) into your lives. Many podcast players/ streaming services (like Spotify) offer free versions. So consider the possibility ofContinue reading “Podcasts, the GOAT IMHO of writing”
Social media, BookTok & Building Readership
Publisher’s Note: Hi! It’s almost 7 a.m. on a winter morning in January and I (Angel) am drinking my coffee, reflecting and sharing with you. Before I move to today’s topic, BookTok, I want to share a personal story that isn’t related to the topic, but it’s a good reminder of maintaining good habits andContinue reading “Social media, BookTok & Building Readership”
I don’t have the answers.
It’s hard to believe that fifteen months have gone by since Parisian Phoenix released its first title on the world. Fifteen months, nine books, more than a dozen artists and writers working together to create craft books featuring unique voices and diverse perspectives. There are milestones we have reached as a business– making enough withContinue reading “I don’t have the answers.”
More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing
As publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishing, I have curated some playlists of podcasts on Spotify. I encourage anyone with questions about certain aspects of writing and publishing to check out my profile and see if any of the topics appeal to you. Some of my past discussions on this topic include Spotify Playlists for WritersContinue reading “More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing”
Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?
This blog has mentioned my favorite podcasts in a previous post, but the reality is that there are so many podcasters and so many niches that even the ones that aren’t as entertaining end up on my list. And sometimes I find new favorites, like Joanna Penn and Sacha Black. For more about some ofContinue reading “Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?”