October is National Book Month. Check out my post @ Almost an Author on finding book recs. I included a short list of suggested reading from a few YA authors.
Writers must read to write well. Agree or disagree?
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I have new post up at Almost an Author about beating writers block.
I’ve never liked the term writer’s block and prefer to call it writer’s exhaustion, but it means the same thing. Hours or days of staring at a blank screen unable to type a word.
Recently, I’ve found myself at the crossroads between emotional exhaustion and distraction…. click here to continue reading.
Do you have trouble finding and keeping betas?
New post here @ Almost an Author about why some betas might stop (or never start) reading.
This month’s Almost an Author YA post is about research and authenticity in fiction. Click here to read the article.
I have a new post up at Almost an Author.
Hop on over and take a peek. Tell me what you think.
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There’s a fresh post up over at Almost an Author. I interviewed YA author Tara K. Ross about podcasting. Click here to read.
How did you do with your goals this year?
I think I will call 2019 my “experience” year. I made many mistakes, but I learned form them! In fact, I am considering blogging a series titled “What I learned”.
I plan to begin querying again in January with a much revised manuscript, and also with a couple of new manuscripts. Wish me luck.
I posted about goal setting over at Almost an Author today. Click here to read.
I’m leaving my free Christmas story up for a bit longer. If you’d like to read or listen to an audio of me reading it, hop on over to my main site @ donnajostone.com.
The next PITMAD is on Dec 5th. It’s almost time to tweet your pitch. Are you ready?
I wrote a blog post about what I’ve learned about twitter parties over at Almost an Author. I talk about getting hearts from an agent on my short list and from an established publisher, how to craft a tweet, and links to other twitter parties.
Click to read How to Succeed with PITMAD.
For the PITMAD and Pitchwars schedule, visit the Pitchwars site here.
Have any PITMAD tips to share? Comment below or at Almost an Author.
For early access to a reading of Beauty Shop Christmas by yours truly, sign up for my newsletter here. It’s a humorous story I hope leaves you with a smile.
I managed to snag another interview with Judy Christie, co-author with Lisa Wingate of Before and After, the real life sequel to Before We Were Yours.
Click here to read the post @ Almost an Author, Writing Across Genres with Judy Christie.
Before and After released this week.
Judy talked about her new book on this blog a few weeks ago. You can read it here.
I posted an interview with Lisa about Before We Were Yours some time ago. You can read about it here.
My newest blog post at Almost an Author is up. I interviewed Watty Award winner Brian McBride about using wattpad to build an audience. Click here to read.
In the first part of Brian’s interview, we talked more about his books and writing realistic Christian fiction. You can be find that post here.
Brian is already hard at work on another book. I’ll be watching to see what he comes up with next!