TODAY I'VE been thinking about the night I decided on a whim to start my Twitter account. I didn't know why I was doing it at first, but I quickly became connected to this community of authors, and suddenly I had access to one big ongoing conversation about books and writing. This was brand new … Continue reading I’m Living the Dream Over Here
I'm in bed this morning, cradling a heating pad and trying to ignore my body. I've had a lot of musculoskeletal pains over the years, along with some other surprises as I've aged. As I lie here, accepting that I'm being forced to take some time off, I found myself pondering this body and why … Continue reading The Physicalness of Things
WELCOME TO the Tory Hunter Books 10K Followers Full Manuscript Critique Giveaway Extravaganza! Big giveaway, big title! Now that I've reached (almost) 9,500 followers on Twitter, the contest is open! I'm going to share some news really quick and then I'll tell you all about the giveaway and how to enter. News really quick Soon … Continue reading Enter to Win a Free Full Manuscript Critique
I SEE this question being asked all the time: plotter or panster? In other words, do you outline first, or do you begin with an idea and let the story take you where it wants? There's an argument for an against both ways of going about it. Some would say plotting in advance is stilted … Continue reading I’m a Pants Plotter
WITH THE exception of the Oxford comma, how to price your self-published ebook is perhaps the most controversial topic in the world of books and writing. Surely you, as an independent author, should price your book higher than a Starbucks coffee, right? If not, what is the right price? The answer is simple: There is … Continue reading The Great Ebook Pricing Debate
I'M IN the process of shifting gears and concentrating heavily on finishing both my novella TO BE FRIENDS and the zombie novella WB Welch and I are co-writing, and I'm getting nervous. I've been in the writing community for almost exactly three months now, and on Twitter only a few days more than that. Before … Continue reading Should My Author Name be Party Freckle?
I promise I will start a series of writing tip posts soon but, reflecting on this weekend, I wanted to talk about gratitude. This past Saturday, I was a part of the Take 190 Book and Art Festival in Killeen, Texas. It was such a wonderful experience. I arrived early and sipped on a latte … Continue reading Gratitude