I have been lucky enough to count five years of writing MM Romance and along those five years I have seen quite a lot. From publishers imploding to others growing, to self publishing, fights with Kindle, fights among authors, fights just for the sake of it. I've seen the *women can't write MM* twaddle raising debates regularly every few months and the old *publisher versus self publisher* debate which seems to be predominant in between.
I learned a very valuable lesson at the end of 2012 and despite my innate Englishness (no that isn't a word) and amazing ability to apologise for everything, I have somehow learnt to value myself as a reader and a writer. When I met up with some UK authors last week we called it *not apologising* for our successes.
Authors talk a lot to each other, about posts and reviews and this business we call writing, but after five years I have barely skimmed the surface of the things some people tell me. Now we have EC imploding, other publishers diversifying, still more new ones popping up at least twice a year.
So I started this little series of *advice* posts. Just bits and pieces I picked up, nothing too deep or serious, but you never know what might be interesting.
All my advice posts can be found under the advice tag – Advice Tag
So, here are some of the most read ones:
E-book pricing and the thorny issues around perception of value
Dealing with reviews
Plotter or Pantser? Advice for new writers…
Time Zone Shenanigans
Easy steps to creating a Facebook cover
I still say the most difficult thing for any writer is letting anyone read what we write…
The Writing Process (aka wot i rite and how i rite it)
Publisher warning signs – learning from experience
Are you a new writer? Do you need advice or support? What would you like to know? What advice would you like from existing authors?