Welcome to the Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza with over $150 in prizes! I am excited to announce that Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service is now WB Welch--Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service! That's right, I have officially partnered with WB Welch, author of Blood Drops, to provide a more comprehensive package for your manuscript critiques. I … Continue reading Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza Happening Now!
I'M WORKING on how to go about helping other writers build an active, engaged Twitter following, and I have some ideas, but I need to test them out. You busy? That's fine—you don't have to do anything for now except raise your hand (which you can do with a comment here or with a reply … Continue reading I Want to Investigate You
ON TWITTER yesterday I asked whether or not people are actively trying to build their following. The responses varied from yes to no to a handful of people who mistook my meaning and said, “I'm here for engagement. I don't care about the numbers.” Engagement is what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about implementing … Continue reading Are You Trying to Build an Audience?
THE REAL question is why should you pay anyone to read your manuscript? One answer is obvious: every writer needs an editor. You're so close to your story that you become blind to its faults and errors. A plot hole or a fatal inconsistency can make or break a book, as can too many grammatical … Continue reading Why Hire Me to Read Your Manuscript
THIS IS the start of a new series I'm doing here on my bloggy blog in which I'll be offering tips on how to build your following and increase engagement. I've learned a lot about Twitter since I joined last month, and I want to share what I know with newcomers to the writing community … Continue reading How to Twitter Effectively: Vol. 1
Dear Ms. Literary Agent, Janie Character has lived her entire life imprisoned in the pages of a novel. The only thing that can set her free is the imagination of an avid reader, but there's just one problem: Janie isn't real. She needs a reader's mind to exist at all, and, confined to the page, … Continue reading Mock Query Letter
I'M STILL reeling over the fact that I crossed 3000 Twitter followers yesterday, which marked four weeks since I discovered and joined the writing community. As of writing this post, I'm about to hit 3200. People are saying really nice things to me so often that if I'm feeling down all I have to do … Continue reading A Real Reader