Saturday, April 4, 2015

Discover New Blogs


For A to Z 2015 I'm

ALL ABOUT THAT PLACE

I'll be highlighting Blogger Friends' places
and
I'll be giving Advice about Book Events!


DIVE into these DYNAMIC Blogs that are DANDY for DAILY reading! (ever notice there are a ton of DOUR D words? I had a DILLY of a time coming up with good ones!)

L. DIANE WOLF - Diane give Dollops and Doses of Delicious marketing, publishing, and writing advice - so useful for Developing writers to Delve into her knowledge!

DIANE BURTON - Diane is a Deviously good sci fi writer of Daring Dames (had to use dames purely for the D) She's also a Dubious supporter of fellow writers!

DAVID POWERS KING - Do you like sci fi and fantasy? Then you must Dive over to David's cosmic laire!

DONNA McDINE - Dainty and Daunting tales for little Dribblers, you'll Drool over Donna's award winning childrens books!

DAILY DOSE - I miss my sweet friend, Dana. Life Dared to Detour her from blogging and I miss her Delightful posts and comments!

And now for Dos & Don'ts for Book Events!

DON'T wait too long, registrations are early and spots fill up quick!

DO go where your genre and future fans are. Research!

DON'T expect to sell a case of books, it happens, but rarely.

DO expect to make some great connections, learn about other events, and sell a few books.

DON'T count on them to provide food or drink, if they DO, it's a bonus!

DO wear comfortable shoes!

DON'T worry if you're late or get lost, or even have to cancel - it's okay!

DO make a checklist so you DON'T forget important items!

DO bring something to DO - like the rough DRAFT of your next WIP!

DON'T be afraid to start a conversation - paying a compliment works wonders to break the ice!

DO be friendly and smile!

17 comments:

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Awesome! Thanks, Tara!

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for the tips and yes, I know these bloggers!

J.L. Campbell - A-Z Co-Host | The Character Depot

Christine Rains said...

Great Dos and Don'ts. I always remember to bring water and wear cushy shoes. I miss Dana too. Have a very happy Easter! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent bloggers to feature! Sorry Dana isn't blogging anymore. It's always sad when we lose one.

Patricia Lynne said...

Great group of bloggers you highlighted.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

cleemckenzie said...

Excellent Dos and Don'ts and very excellent (if that's possible) authors/bloggers you've featured today.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I know all your bloggers except one. I always make a list but don't usually bring anything to do. Too busy talking with other writers.

Sandy said...

Do wear comfortable shoes! Love that, I cringe everytime I see someone stumbling around trying to look good and you can tell they're miserable, uncomfortable and therefore they don't look cool. At my age, ONLY comfortable in my wardrobe.

Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

Adding you to the blog log for a-z visitors in my sidebar.

Chrys Fey said...

All excellent bloggers!

And those tips are great. I'm taking note. ;)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Aw, thank you, Tara.

DON'T be afraid to wander. Talk to people and hand out bookmarks. You'd be surprised how many will follow you back to the table to get a book.

Mark Means said...

DON'T forget that you're a dynamic blogger yourself, Tara.

Good advice, as well.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Great advice!

Yvonne

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - great discoveries here - I know half of those .. but I'm sorry that your friend is having a tough time - all the very best to her.

As Diane has said .. don't be afraid .. and you are dynamic .. cheers Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - great discoveries here - I know half of those .. but I'm sorry that your friend is having a tough time - all the very best to her.

As Diane has said .. don't be afraid .. and you are dynamic .. cheers Hilary

Suzi said...

I miss Dana too. She had entertaining & funny posts but also inspiring ones.

Rena said...

Great tips! Some of those are my favorite blogs!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Feeling pretty good so far that I know most of the awesome bloggers.
Great tips, too!

Heather