What is a subtitle? You might recognize them as coming after a colon or appearing in smaller text after the main title of a book. You might have also noticed that they are common in nonfiction but hardly ever used in fiction at all. Why is that?
Editing involves exposing harsh truths, making tough decisions, and facilitating collaboration. So how can an editor—especially a new one—make sure that their decisions, suggestions, and occasional wing-clippings are fair? The answer lies in the ability to separate what we want a story to be (which is subjective and infinite) from what the story and author needs.
Agents are more interested in what you as a person bring to the table and to the publishing industry. As an author, if you can’t relate to your readership or appeal to them or potential agents, they won’t be interested in what you’ve written. Relying solely on your writing without acquiring marketable skills as a person won’t get you very far; give them something to root for, something that makes you stand out alongside your competitors and other authors. Choosing to put in the effort to become a better writer will always get you further than just expecting to get published right away.
As storms brew in the sky eight months out of the year, so too do the erroneous desires of the fickle-hearted. It should come as no surprise that the Pacific Northwest is often the setting for thrillers and cozy mysteries. Recognizing the morose underbelly rustling sleepily beneath the state’s beautiful flesh, these Oregon authors are taking those creepy campfire stories to the next level with their Pacific Northwest cozy mysteries.
Social media research is an integral part of building a strong social media strategy. It forms the building blocks of your social media campaign and is an incredibly helpful guide to get everyone on the same page in a short amount of time. With that being said, if this is your first time working on a social media strategy, it may seem daunting going into it. These tips will help ease your fears and break down the process.
Romance is an incredibly expansive genre, so it is not surprising that each author here offers their own unique take on the signature “happily ever after.” This blog features five romance authors who either hail from Oregon or lived here at some point: Lynda Aicher, Maisey Yates, Cindy Hiday, Catherine Anderson, and Elisabeth Naughton. From contemporary to historical, there is a romance book for everyone. Who knows, you may just fall in love with Oregon along the way!