Variety is the Spice of Life

A little while ago I posed the question: should I focus on a single series or write a number of different things. I received several responses to my question, all of which I appreciated. The general consensus was that I shouldn’t limit myself, but write a number of different things. By doing so I stretch my writing muscles and I give myself the best chance to appeal to a larger group of people. While I was considering the question myself I also came to the conclusion that not only should I write in multiple genres, but I should write many different things beyond that. For example, I write this post every week which allows me to express myself in one […]

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Social Media for Fun… and Maybe Profit

I have a confession to make: I love Twitter. I love all the cool people I meet on Twitter and I especially love interacting with them. I love it so much, in fact, that it sometimes cuts into my word count. But does that make it a timesink? I say no and I say that because one of the important activities for a writer (in my opinion, of course) is to connect with people. You never know who you’re going to meet online and ultimately your success as a writer is dependent on the books you sell. To sell more books you need people to know about them. To get people to know about them you need something that makes people aware […]

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Get Published Episode 55 – David B. Coe Talks About the Writing Life

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode55.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI met David B. Coe at a local convention last year when we both sat a writing panel for beginners.  He sat at one end of the panel table and I sat the other. Pretty appropriate when you compare our writing journeys thus far. We were chatting after the panel and I asked if he would be interested in coming on Get Published. He gave me a hearty yes and we exchanged contact information. I am pleased to say that you will hear our discussion today. I knew even before we connected that it would be a great conversation. David is a great writer who has already had a […]

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