Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

What the Google?


It's that time of year again. Time for school age youth to bustle about the house unencumbered by Algebraic equations that must be solved, essays to outline, or staring beyond the weirdly shaped mole on Mrs. Whats-her-name's face.

For us as writers, it may be a time to take a break from writing and spend time with the kiddos.

Just don't google "spring break" and click the Images option, especially NOT with the kiddos around. Seriously, like no joke. I'm no prude by any means. But the levels of skin on display make it seem spring break equals strip-club-at-the-beach.

So, changing gears, please do share, what are you doing for your spring break?

As for me and the kiddo, we're heading to a ranch in the "Cowboy capital of Texas" to enjoy some city-lights-free nights and some Cowboy style breakfast, lunch, and dinners, with a campfire and hayriding for good measure.
Monday, March 5, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Of Sales and Hacks

Of Sales...

It has been a while since I mentioned anything about my books in a marketing way. Truthfully, where my writing took a hit and has moved at the speed of a tortoise stuck in mollases, my marketing took a deathblow to the head.

Today, I begin a rather slow resurrection by sharing that Fable Ranger: Summons is on sale. You can grab a heavily discounted copy today at Smashwords using the coupon code RAE50. Then you can discover the importance of the above picture. If Smashwords isn't your thing, I am sure you can find it discounted on Amazon as well.

and Hacks...

Anyone who has been hacked knows it is no fun. You have to do quite a few things to prove you are you so the hacker can get the boot. On Instagram, my tomewriter account got hacked. This tomewriter2 impersonated me, going to my followers, DMing them and goodness only knows what else. Thank you to those who hit me up and let me know that something was wrong. And I am sorry you had to deal with some cheap imitation of me bothering any of you.

After doing my part to prove I am who I am, Instagram notified me that the imposter is gone. Now, I'm a bit paranoid so I deleted my tomewriter account anyway and created a new account with additional privacy settings. Going to give it another go :-)

So, any book sales you want to share about in the comments? Have you been hacked? What was you experience like?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Snack Time for the Write Time

When it comes to sitting down and putting pen to paper, or tapping out words on the keyboard so they scrawl blissfully across the computer screen with all the genius you can put behind it, it can require energy replenishment.

What is your favorite go to? Is it fruit?
Or are you a lover of all things chocolate?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG, My Genre & Me

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!
February 7 question - What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

I LOVE the variety and the journey that comes with fantasy and science fiction. As a kid growing up, reality was always so...well... REAL. It was wonderful to hop into a book and take off to a different realm or a different planet other than my own. I'd always have to face the issues and problems in my REAL LIFE, so it was nice to escape to some place or thing far removed from my norm.

It is just as much fun creating new worlds, spinning a new twist to an old aventure, dreaming up a new language or way of speaking. It is why I enjoy building bridges between here and anywhere imagination takes me.

What about you? What genre do you write most in and what do you love about it?