Category: Publishing Industry

All About Web Sites: Day 1 of 6

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week and next week, I’ll be running a six-part series on web sites–what to know, how to make your web presence successful, and other points to consider. In case you didn’t already know, I’ve been professionally designing and developing web sites for about ten years, and I’ve been…

TATTF: A Journey in Karmic Coincidence

Before we begin, don’t forget to add your creative juices to the Renaming “Trevor & the Tooth Fairy” Title Contest–you can win fun prizes! Okay, on with the show… Some of you know this story. For those who do not, here’s the true tale. Once upon a time, there was an author–let’s call her “Erica”–who…

At Last: Very Interesting News, Unveiled!

Thank you all for waiting so patiently (*cough* Bill *cough*) for the Very Interesting News. I am pleased mega-thrilled to announce… I now have agent representation! Yay! Squee!!! Agent Lauren Abramo from the Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency will be representing Trevor & the Tooth Fairy! I am so ridiculously excited to be working with…

Conference Series: Networking

Before I begin, thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my triple-final. Also, check out Carrie Ryan’s post on the Manuscript Maven’s blog and win some free autographed Diana Peterfreund books. Last but not least, today is my first ever Romantic Inks post. Check it out, and please leave a comment to let me know…

Conference Series: Workshops & Extras

I’m going to start the morning with a quick squee, just in case you missed last night’s bonus post where I found out I’m a triple-finalist in the TARA contest. OMG! Can you believe it?! squeeeeeeeeee Okay. Now that that’s out of my system (it’s totally not, but whatever) we can continue with our regularly…

Conference Series: Pitching & Promotion

Welcome to the Conference Series Workblog, Day 2. (Link to Day 1) Self-promotion is one of the many possible reasons for attending a writing conference. Although the possibilities are endless, I’m going to discuss three primary tactics to achieve this goal: Pitching, Freebies, and Volunteering. Pitching The first thing I’d like to do is debunk…

Writing Conferences and Good Karma Tuesday

As promised, today is Day One in the workblog series on Writing Conferences. But since it’s Good Karma Tuesday, the first thing I want to do is award some prizes! Good Karma Tuesday winner: Aurora St JamesReciprocal Pimp award: Vicki Lane Speaking of Good Karma, check out my pal Carrie’s blog. She’s giving away free…

Pep Talk to Aspiring Authors

So, today my crit partners were throwing a pity party because the ratio of aspiring authors to acquiring editors is astronomical. I say, WHO CARES? What’s that got to do with me?! Actually, what I say is this: First, you cannot, repeat, CANNOT, think of writing (or any profession) from a statistical standpoint. Sure, there’s…

Erica Ridley
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