Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Goodness, Gracious, Great Blogs o' Fire!



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!


GOLLY! I'm so GLAD I GET to GIVE you intros to these GREAT Blog GUESTS!

GWEN GARDNER - This YA paranormal GIRL is all about GENERATING a GOOD GHOST story! She's GOT a GENEROUS supply and I've enjoyed them!

GEEK BANTER - Allison is a GROOVY chick who GELS with sci fi and all things GEEK! I love that she's into GAME OF THRONES and does a GORGEOUS job reviewing and editing!

GEEK TWINS - These GUYS GIVE us the GOODS about the latest and GREATEST in GEEK pop culture. They are GURUS of movies, books, and trends! GO GET your GEEK on!

And now for some Book Event GOODIES - and not just the GARDEN variety kind!

GOALS
You will know if you are ready for a book event when you think about your GOALS as a writer. Ask yourself some serious questions...

  1. Is this writing GIG just for fun or do you want to make a little (very little!) money?
  2. GETTING published is only half the GIGANTIC mountain. Promotion is GOOGLES harder than writing the book and querying combined! How bad do you want others to read your novel?
  3. What's your GOAL? To see your novel on bookstore shelves? To be a best-seller for a few days on an Amazon list? or World-wide recognition? How about a movie!?
The only way to accomplish any of these things is to put yourself out there. My favorite example is my friend Julie Flanders. She's a librarian and was very apprehensive about doing book events. Now that she's done a few, she's really come out of her cocoon and blossomed into a GORGEOUS butterfly. She's so social and energetic! I love doing events with her - she's GOT it GOOD!

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I follow all of those geeky cool people!

Fifi Islaih said...

Thanks for the great questions!

Christine Rains said...

Great G post today especially with a lot of geek in it. :) I really hope to meet you and Julie at Imaginarium this year. :)

Dani said...

Geeks rule!! I really enjoy these bloggers!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

total greatness... totally! Welcome in the letter "G"... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Carrie-Anne said...

My ultimate dream goal is to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, but being remembered as a writer for all time, like Shakespeare, is a good-enough consolation prize.

Sandy said...

Lots of good G's there, loved your goodness great balls of fire, that sound will be on my brain all day now, lol

Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

Kate Larkindale said...

Great g post! I loved the questions.

cleemckenzie said...

Great G words and G bloggers, too!

Mark Means said...

G(ee),that was a great "G" post :)

I think having a small, attainable, goal is a great first step in figuring out where your writing journey should head towards.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I think a lot of writers who started out when I did thought only of having their books on the shelves in their local stores. Now, it doesn't matter so much. Online is the place to make book sales.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm supposed to make money on this?

When does that start?

:)

Great job, Tara!
Heather

Trisha F said...

Ha, I'm definitely not writing to make money. I just want people to enjoy what I write. And I want to enjoy reading it myself, too! ;)

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

am going to journal my response to your questions. Love them!

I hope you have a wonderful time during the rest of A to Z!
Sylvia van Bruggen @ Playful Creative