The Divorce By: Tori Lynn

NefretitiM: Tonight on Literary Links we have Tori Lynn author of  The Divorce.  Can you describe the time when you first realized that utilizing your creativity to write, was something you absolutely had to do?

Tori Lynn: I was going through a divorce, I began to use social media for daily QnA’s. I was amazed at how people chimed in, esp men. So many people are suffering in silence.  Also, My mom is an author and she told some of my story from a “mother’s” side, so that was also motivation.. I wanted to tell my side. lol

NefretitiM: Have you ever gotten writer’s block?

Tori Lynn: I have Writer’s Block now. I started the new book “Taboo” that should have been released before Valentine’s Day but the person I was renting a room from suddenly wanted EVERY renter out.  It was the middle of the winter and I have two kids. I got moved only to find, the person renting the room next to ours was a fugitive.  The stress has caused writer’s block with Taboo but beginning of the new autobiography, The Journey. I just started a paragraph of notes. That’s all right now. It’s being trying being in a new state.

NefretitiM: Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

Tori Lynn: Yes, I have a book in my head that I am considering it for.

NefretitiM: Do you try more to be original or do you try to deliver what your readers want?

Tori Lynn: My books are autobiographies but if I go with this novel, I’m an out-of-the-box type person but it’ll  probably be what the people want mixed in.

NefretitiM: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? 

Tori Lynn: One I published and both of my daughters have one published.  I have 3 unpublished.

NefretitiM: What does literary success look like to you?

Tori Lynn: The Divorce has been turned into a short film starring Tommy Ford (RIP) who passed before we finished but I would love to make it a Feature.

NefretitiM: What advice do you have for new authors? 

Tori Lynn: Throw up on paper first. Don’t try to fix and write at the same time. After a while, you will put what chapters goes where and so on.

NefretitiM: Great advice.  Thank you for joining us today.  Much success to you on your book. Get your copy of The Divorce @ http://a.co/fTzk800

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Path to the Key (Destruction of Magic) (Volume 1) By: April Canavan

NefretitiM: Today on Literary Links we have April Canavan author of Path to The Key Destruction of Magic.  Tell us Ms. Canavan, what inspired you to write this book?

April Canavan: I knew that I really wanted this to be a series, and the key plays a prominent role.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

April Canavan: Paranormal Romance

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

April Canavan: I wanted it to tell the story of how far a mother would go to protect her child.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

April Canavan: I curl up in a nest of blankets, and write.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

April Canavan: I love to read, and explore the woods.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

April Canavan: I don’t really know. I started writing when I was pregnant with my son, and this is the story that came out.

 

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

April Canavan: If you want to write, then do it. If you want to read, then do it. Whatever your passion is, find it.

NefretitiM: Good advise, best of luck to you! Get your copy of Path to The Key Destruction of Magic Book 1 at http://a.co/jbQpttq.

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It’s That Time Again…

It’s that time of year again.  Are you an Indie Author? How cool would it be to have your self-published book recognized.  Sign up for the 2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards. With over 40 indie book categories that include topics related to human relations issues, family relationship issues, children’s books with a human relations focus, poetry human relations books, fiction human relations books and general human relations book categories. There are also several special needs categories included in this year’s contest.

April 25th, 2017 is the deadline for submission!

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Summons from Yesterday By: Susan J. Taylor

 

Nefretitim: Today on Literary Links we have Susan J Taylor author of Summons from Yesterday. Tell us what inspired you to write this book?

Susan J Taylor: To this question I don’t have this one answer. There are a lot of things that are inspiring. I think one thing that really inspired me was the time I lived in London. I always wondered how is it to life in one of these nice expensive houses and flats. How life would be if I would have one of these jobs in fashion business where everybody would say “ Wow that’s your job. That’s sound so great”

Nefretitim: How did you come up with the title?

Susan J Taylor: I had the title first. It just came to my mind when I thought about the basic story that Rebecca has to go home to her hometown. So that title is quite perfect because it is interesting and even tells something of the story.

Nefretitim: What genre does this book to fit into?

Susan J Taylor: This book is a romantic novel for women.

Nefretitim: What influenced your interest in writing?

Susan J Taylor: Since I  learned  to write I wrote.   As soon I learned at school how to write a short story I always wrote.   For me writing is such a great way to dive into an other world and experience a new and different person.

Nefretitim: What is the writing process like for you?

Susan J Taylor: I compare it to travel. First you choose a country. Than you make a little plan how to get there and what you gonna experience there. Then the final day come and you start your journey. As soon as you´ll notice what happened, the holiday is over, you learned a lot of new things, places and people. And finally you notice everything is totally different than your expected. It’s the same thing than writing a book. You have the very first idea, you write a script, you start writing and while that things changes. In the end you have a whole different story than you had at the beginning.

Nefretitim: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Susan J Taylor: When I´m  not writing I love to read books. There is such a huge new word in all these different books. If I had time I would read all day.

Nefretitim: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers

Susan J Taylor: Oh, that’s simple: Just start and let the ideas come to you.

Nefretitim: Good advice.  Thanks for joining us and much success on your book.

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The Moonbeam Rider By:Carlton Holder

NefretitiM:  Tonight on Literary Links we have Carlton Holder author of The Moonbeam Rider.  Tell us; what inspired you to write this book?

Carlton Holder: I wanted to marry certain interests of mine into one story line. I am a World War II buff and also enjoy UFO documentaries. I wanted to create a contemporary world that is engaged in war with much of the world under foreign occupation. Only, instead of the Nazis, I wanted this world to be occupied by an advance alien force from a distant galaxy.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Carlton Holder: Not sure really. I wanted to empower my protagonist – a friendless teenage girl who lost her parents in an alien attack and now lives on a deserted beach with her stern grandmother. The robot she resurrects glides through the sky. The energy signature that comes out from his metal boots look like moonbeams.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Carlton Holder: It is a young adult novel that should be appeal to tween and teen girls. It’s also science fiction and a coming of age story. So, if you liked “ The Hunger Games,” there’s a good chance you’ll like my novel.

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Carlton Holder: Comic books and mythology. Later, science fiction and horror novels, action and fantasy movies.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Carlton Holder: I love wakening up early, making a strong cup of coffee, then cracking away on my laptop for a few hours.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Carlton Holder: I write screenplays. My scripts, so far have mostly been independent productions. But I have a crime drama screenplay going out to the studios in a couple of weeks through my manager.  Also, having been a gymnast and a Hollywood stuntman before I began my writing career, I also train competitive female gymnasts (who have been huge supporters of my novel).

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Carlton Holder: Be stubborn and relentless if you really love writing. I feel like I had an advantage. As a gymnast, when learning a difficult new skill, you experience failure over and over again hundreds of times before you master the new skill. So I’m used to butting my head against a brick wall over and over again. On top of that, we live in a great new age. Before, when I wrote a screenplay and shopped it around, if nobody bought it, it was dead and retired to my sock drawer. Writers today have the option of putting their work Online for the entire world. Marketing that work is another story.

NefretitiM: Good point, and great advise. Thank you for joining us tonight.  Much success to you!

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Trouble Never Looked So Good By: Tiffany A. Lawson

NefretitiM: Tonight on Literary Links we have Tiffany A. Lawson author of Trouble Never Looked So Good.  Tell us Ms. Lawson what inspired you to write this book?

Tiffany A. Lawson: I had several dreams about being at a book signing event and realized I was signing the books.

NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?

Tiffany A. Lawson: The title was somewhat given to me and since I always call people “trouble” it made sense to use this as the title.

NefretitiM: What genre does this book to fit into?

Tiffany A. Lawson: Romance, erotica, suspense and urban fiction .

NefretitiM: What influenced your interest in writing?

Tiffany A. Lawson: As a little girl I enjoyed writing short stories.

NefretitiM: What is the writing process like for you?

Tiffany A. Lawson: First, I imagine what I want to write about. Then I allow my mind to start creating characters and how I want each character to hit or trigger an emotion from the reader. I try to capture the readers right from the start.Along the way I build the story line.

NefretitiM: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Tiffany A. Lawson: When I’m not writing I enjoy cooking, traveling, shopping, sports and watching movies.

NefretitiM: What tips or words of encouragement do you have for other writers?

Tiffany A. Lawson: Just let it flow. Allow your imagination to run wild while you seduce your readers with every key stroke.

NefretitiM: Good advice. Thank you for joining us tonight Tiffany!

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Quick Tips For Promoting A Self-Published Book Via Social Media By: Stephen Ball

Quick Tips For Promoting A Self-Published Book Via Social Media

The resources and exposure traditional publishing houses yield is something that the self-published author will never have access to.  If you are thinking about publishing on your own you need to consider how you will promote yourself or hire someone to promote you.  Promoting a self-published book takes a lot of patience and hard work.  However, there are some things that can make it easier and one of them is social media.  There are certain quick tips that you should look at when you use social media to promote your book.

Connect With Other Authors

It is very hard for the self-published author to stand on their own regardless of how good your book is.  Connecting with other authors is as important as connecting with your fans as they want to be recognized just as much as you do.  This would mean that they are willing to promote your book if you promote theirs in return.

Social media is a great gathering ground for authors and aspiring authors.  You could join a writing community on Facebook and build a network.  You may be surprised with how many new things you could be learning from your fellow authors.  These communities will also expose you to fans and the best avenues of self-promotion.

Offer The Occasional Free Download

An old trick of the writing trade is to give promotional material away for free.  Social media gives you access to an audience which is needed for the successful launch of promotion for your book.  You can offer your followers the chance to download your book only for a limited amount of time.

It is important that you not offer only part of the book which authors sometimes do.  By sharing the entire book you allow the fans to see if they like it.  If they like your book they are more likely to share it with friends, which allows you to reach more people.  Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing offers a program where you earn from the book when it is shared on the Kindle platform.

If you have more than one book published you can consider making one of them free forever.  You should ensure that it is one of the better older books because it will work as the gateway to your other books.  The free book allows readers to determine your skills and whether or not they want to read more.  If they do, they will purchase your other newer books.

Pay For Advertising But Not Too Often

Almost all social media platforms allow you to promote a post and other tools allow you to increase follower numbers.  Promoting the post will increase the exposure and allow users who have not seen it to see it.  If you are promoting your book paid social network advertising is important as it helps you get the word out there about the book.

However, you need to be careful to not overdo this.  It is generally more important to keep your profile active by consistently posting new content.  You should never try promoting all of your content because it will cost too much.  The non-promoted posts will still reach your fans and they are likely to share them with their friends, which is promotion without spending anything.

Participating In Writing Trends

A great opportunity to promote your book is to participate in writing trends such as the National Novel Writing Month.  These events will often set social networks buzzing and you should get in on the noise.  It is important that you find a way to relate the event to the book that you have just produced.

Do Not Just Talk About The Book

When you promote yourself on social media you must not spam feeds with giveaways and promos.  Social media is a tool that allows authors to connect with their fans in a way that would never have happened in the past.  If you only use social media to promote your new book people are less likely to care about what you are writing.  However, if you connect with the fans they will be more likely to care about what you have written.

It is very important that you do not appear to spam people with promotions.  Your fans need to care about you as the author as well as the book you have written.