Happy New Year!
Goals for the new year:
Hire an illustrator to create some new concept art for The Blood Inheritance Quartet.
Work with a freelancer to create book trailers for Endow and The warning signs.
Hire a cover designer for The Warning Signs and Resist.
Design book marks for The Warning signs and Resist.
Set up more events!
If you are interested in winning some amazing books by great authors you can check out the monthly giveaway from Readers Favorite here: https://readersfavorite.com book giveaway
Upcoming Event Reminders:
Concealed Realms will be at the Quad Cities Mighty Con in Rock Island, IL. This Comic Con takes place March 14th and 15th at the Quad Cities Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL.
Concealed Realms will be participating in the Dupage Mighty Con. This event takes place at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL on Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We will be returning to The Madison Comic Con! This event takes place Sunday, July 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Exhibit Hall, 1 John Nolan Drive, Madison WI.
New Year – Quotes
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.” –
“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!” –
“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” –
“Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.”-
“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.”-
“What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream needs an action; and your action needs right thinking! Without right thinking, you can have only unrealized dreams!”-
“With this morning’s sunrise comes a day of things that have never been.”-
“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.”-
“Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.”-
“The beginning of every New Year is always the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents!”-
Definition of Useful:
Adjective “Of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying common needs.”– www.dictionary.com
Adjective “Of a valuable or productive kind.”– merriamwebster.com
7 Resources for writing, guidance, organization, and critiques.
To kick off the new year, I thought I would share a few of the writing resources that I have found extremely beneficial. Everyone’s writing process is a bit different and I can’t promise that these will be the most suited to your individual needs, but they may help guide you in your path as they did mine.
I would like to note that this is an unsolicited post and I have personally used each of the tools below at some point during my publishing and writing process.
A busy community of writers.
Scribophile is a online writing workshop and writer’s community. You will find a large collection of free writing resources and busy forums where thousands of writers from all over the world share their experiences. You can also improve your writing skills by giving and receiving insightful critiques.
A marketplace for authors and the professionals who support them.
Reedsy is a great place to find talented editors, marketers, and designers. You can also use powerful tools like the reedsy book editor and gain access to free educational content.
Scriveneer is a book-writing software program that provides a great system for writers to document and organize notes, research, and ideas. It gives you the ability to break long projects down into pieces of any size you would like, allowing you to edit your manuscript one section at a time, while still keeping it all as a single document. This program has a lot of useful features like snapshot, the corkboard, project targets, etc.
Scapple is basically a virtual sheet of paper that lets you make notes anywhere, connect them using lines or arrows, and add text. Its a great tool for mapping out ideas or timelines and adding/changing connections.
5.) The Independent Author Network (IAN)
A community of authors who are self published or published by a small indie press.
The Independent Author Network is a group of authors who are self published or have been published by small indie press. The group is open to all independent authors. Many of the members are active on social network sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
6.) The Alliance Of Independent Authors
A community of authors and advisors
The Alliance of Independent Authors is a professional membership organization fostering ethics and excellence in self-publishing. They provide independent authors with self-publishing advice, resources, and support.
Grammarly is an AI-powered product that detects issues with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available as a browser extension, word add-in, and downloadable app for you desktop or mobile device.
Discover more helpful tools,services, and community’s:
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