When I wake up tomorrow morning, Dragonblood will be available for sale across online booksellers around the world. It’ll mark my 10th original book publication, and the 7th full-length novel to be unleashed upon the world from the dark recesses of my twisted mind. Quite honestly, this is the first time I’ve […]
Saw this on Facebook and thought it’d be fun to do… So here we go! 1.) What is you Author name? Alianne Donnelly 2.) What is the first book you ever published? Blood Moons 3.) What is your publiversary? September 27, 2010 4.) What is you favorite book you’ve written thus […]
Dear aspiring authors, This post is for you. This post applies to especially those of you who are considering self-publishing your book. I write it, because it needs to be said, and because I want you to avoid the frustration, upset, and anger I see boiling up in the Indie […]
Have you ever been asked to do a character analysis in English class as a student? I don’t remember much from the ones I did, but I do enjoy the concept. Obviously, not every character ever written is worthy of the bother, but every once in a while you get […]
This is where I present to you an inspirational post about persistence and being strong in the face of defeat. Only it isn’t. I don’t want to talk about holding on today. I kind of want to address the concept of letting go. There are plenty of people (inspirational speakers […]
Call it a synopsis, a back copy, a blurb, or Satan’s revenge upon writers, the 200 or less words that describe a book always have the power to reduce a writer to tears. Over ten book into the game, I can honestly say I still hate blurbage with a passion. […]
Best advice I can offer: If you’re writing a series, don’t lock yourself into it. Work on something else alongside, so you always have something to fall back on if a particular series doesn’t work out.
Bottom line: Rejection is good for you. Keep Zen. Avoid needless emotional upset.
This post is probably going to be long. It’s meant to provide a quick reference guide/summary to the process of writing/publishing as compiled by me. As such, it is very much subjective, and nothing I say here should be taken as the final say on the matter. Rather, I intend […]
If you ever wanted to know why some books/products/services sell so well and others don’t, read this. It’ll be worth your time.