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.