Category Archives: Diary of a Mid-List Author

On Dialogue Tags

Do you ever get tired of He Said/She Said? In Episode Fifteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I show you how to get rid of those pesky dialogue tags forever! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Grace Unmasked is available at this universal link: https://books2read.com/u/bMQ8l7 or at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aq96zg

Wikipedia (Dialogue in writing): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialogu…

The 20K Word Graveyard • Diary of a Mid-List Author

Have you ever had a project you couldn’t make work and you were furious you’d wasted your time? In Episode Fourteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I tell you how I pulled the fat out of the fire. ~ Suzanne

Links: An American in Paris of the West:Amazon @ https://amzn.to/33y2UCy

Duke of a Gilded Age: Universal Link @ https://books2read.com/u/bP5MrY at GooglePlay @ https://bit.ly/2WzI4kV or Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2QxxYNz

A Chance of Rayne: Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2UgrGms

Graveyard Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay: https://bit.ly/39aDJr2

ESTABLISHING AN AUTHOR BRAND

In Episode Thirteen of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about why you should establish an author brand and how. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

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Coburg Cow photo (c) https://thesportsarsenal.com/2015/04/15/recognition-day-at-the-citadel-a-report-from-campus/coburg-cow-copy/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

ASMR videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr

The Big Gulf of Indifference

So you wrote a book? Just between you and me, I think that’s fantastic. Unfortunately, nobody else cares. In Episode Twelve of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about the challenge of making people want to read your book. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

Lifeboat (1944): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeboat_(1944_film)

Titanic (1997): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)


Featured Image by Thomas Wolter from Pixabay

MARKETING • THE POWER OF BACK MATTER

The pages in the back of your book are the most effective marketing tools you have. Don’t waste the opportunity! In Episode Eleven of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I share the story about how I discovered what I had been missing. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

An American in Paris of the West

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Marketing Tip #1 • Diary of a Mid-List Author

In Episode Ten of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I share how spending my marketing dollars at BookBub launched my career. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links:

BookBub Pricing: https://www.bookbub.com/partners/pricing

Larken: https://books2read.com/u/bwYeqP

How Many Words Per Day Should You write? #amwriting

In Episode Nine of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about the competitive sport of comparing how many words per day authors write. Where do you fit in?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_count

https://www.nanowrimo.org/ https://bookdigitalreader.wordpress.c…

https://www.bookbub.com/partners/requ…

Author Michael Anderle: https://youtu.be/NHgcy3dVZVM

Name That Tune logo: By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?..

Diary of a Mid-List Author • Critique Groups

Sometimes, stinging criticism is the best kind…if it’s offered early enough and in the right environment. In Episode Eight of Diary of a Mid-List Author, I talk about turning a slam into a win. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne

Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue

Diary of a Mid-List Author • Beginner’s Folly

Have you ever done things you regret? I certainly have, especially in my writing career. In Episode Seven of Diary of a Mid-List Author, you are welcome to have a chuckle at my expense. I won’t mind, I promise. ~ Suzanne

Links:

The Last Great Wizard of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/bOA7G0

Dragon Clan of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/mleor7

Secrets of Yden: https://books2read.com/u/3J8YJv

The Yden Collection: https://books2read.com/u/4NGGX9 and Amazon: https://amzn.to/37DhHwW

Book Barbarian: https://bookbarbarian.com/ad-requirements/