Guest Post by Mary Pax: Helping Our Fellow Writers


Semper Audacia by M Pax

Semper Audacia by M Pax

Through the months of November and December, some fab writers would take over Daily (w)rite. At least twice a week, this blog would host posts on writing, by writers.

I still have a few slots open for December, so I would welcome guest posts by writers who have something to say about the art, craft, and business of writing. Write me a mail at atozstories at gmail dot com to discuss this.

As a foretaste of things to come, I welcome Mary Pax to my blog today. I love her blog, and her latest offering, Semper Audacia, is on my TBR pile. It is a space opera of 13,200 words, priced at .99 cents, and is available on Smashwords and Amazon. If you haven’t already, I urge you to check it out.

—————————–

Helping Our Fellow Writers

All writers need help. Often we want to, but are unsure how. Whether short on time or money, you can still assist a fellow writer get off the ground. How?

1.  Click on the links to their book. If you have Facebook, click on the ‘Like’ button at Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, wherever the book is available.

2.  Tweet or send a FB message about the book to your followers.

3.  Buy or download the book.

4.  Leave a review. On Smashwords you need to have purchased there to leave a review, but on other sites you can leave reviews without having purchased – Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, you just need to be a member.

5.  Blog about the book and / or writer.

6.  Invite the author onto your blog to write a guest post.

All these things assist the author in getting his/her name out there. Marketing and sales are an uphill battle for all new authors, whether traditionally published, published through a small press, or part of the Indie Revolution. Together, we can help authors move another step, help them achieve their dreams.

This is a valuable network. That’s what blogging is all about. Networking. The value is in each of us helping each other. We can’t do it alone.

Leda says that same thing when facing her world’s enemy in a final showdown in Semper Audacia. She’s the last soldier left, the final line of defense. She calls on the ghosts of the dead to help her through it, the memories of those she loved, knowing she can’t get through it alone.

Here’s a trailer of the book:

Available for 99 cents from Amazon and Smashwords. You can find links for AmazonUK, Amazon DE, Amazon France, Barnes & Noble and iTunes on my website: www.mpaxauthor.com, or on my blog, Wistful Nebulae

Thanks to Damyanti for having me here today on her wonderful blog. What suggestions do you have in assisting our fellow writers?

————–

About M. Pax: Inspiring the words I write, I spend my summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where I live with the husband unit and two loving cats. I write speculative fiction mostly and have a slight obsession with giant, man-eating reptiles and Jane Austen. I know, they don’t really go together, but it’d be interesting to insert Godzilla in the middle of Pride & Prejudice.

About these ads

28 thoughts on “Guest Post by Mary Pax: Helping Our Fellow Writers

  1. Nice seeing you, Jon. Thanks about the trailer. I’ll pass it on to my Video Gal. She’s so fab.

    And thank you, Sheila. Video Gal made the cover for me, too.

    It’s good to help each other out.

  2. I’m glad I bumped into you, Nancy.

    JC, #1 never occurred to me either until a writer in my guild mentioned it last month, and I thought, ‘duh’.

    Thank you, Lynda. Can’t wait to see your wonderful stories out there.

    Yes, Carol. If only. :) We are in this together.

  3. Thank you, Tara. My Video Gal will be pleased to hear the video praised. I think she did a fabulous job.

    Tara & Christine, the support is awesome, it gives us all a chance in this business — which is changing so fast, it makes me dizzy.

  4. I adore the supportive community we writers have created with one another!

    And that trailer is just so gorgeous – I know I’ve said that before, but it is!

  5. I do love my human-chomping lizards, Madeleine. :)

    That is a sticky widget, Jay. Find something nice to say about it. Although the piece may not be your thing, other people might like it, and the point is to help out other writers. Who will then most likely return the favor when your time comes. That’s the way to look at it. Maybe I don’t give them all the stars. Even if you give an average rating, do so with something very positive. Not all 5 star ratings looks more realistic.

    The blogging community offers a lot of great support. Like you, Julie. :)

    Great minds think alike, Toby. I don’t know about my mind, but yours is certainly great.

  6. One of the things I love most about blogging is the opportunity to not only meet, but also support so many great writers. These are great tips to keep in mind, thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for hosting, Damyanti, I enjoyed the post and you have a great blog. :)

  7. Great suggestions Ms. Pax. Especially downloading the book and giving a review. My issue is that sometimes, I get asked to review something that I didn’t think was very good…and my writer-buddy is assuming I’m going to give a glowing review. How do you deal with that???

  8. Great tips for supporting fellow blogging authors.
    When I read: ‘and have a slight obsession with giant, man-eating reptiles and Jane Austen’ it made me chuckle.
    I am looking forward to reading this soon. X

I love comments, and I always visit back. Blogging is all about being a part of a community, and communities are about communication! Tweet me up @damyantig !

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s