To keep my author brain in shape, I devised a little writing exercise I can do while on vacation, without having to engage in a story.
Given the choice, an author should always go with the better word.
In the name of writing better stories, stories that are not easily abandoned, I thought I might take some time and explore the reasons why people don’t finish the books they’re reading.
Austin Kleon rocks, you should totally buy his books AND find a way to keep a little bit of your art for yourself. It’s worth it.
As a debut author, asking for blurbs isn’t difficult so much as it is just painful. Here’s how I went about it in 4 (mostly easy) steps.
It can be scary to ask for things, no doubt, but you have to get over it. Take a deep breath and ask for what you want. Straight forward and unmistakable. Just ask.