By Randy Ross
(Note: this piece first appeared in Calliope)
Recently, I've been working on my novel at the local library, where I don't have Web access to distract me. Last week, a successful novelist* started coming in to work on what I'm assuming is his next book. So, I've had the good fortune to observe his routine, which I'd like to share.
June 24, 2013 | Randy Ross
If you write what you love will the money follow?
By Randy Ross (Portions of this piece originally published on Randy's Blog, The Loneliest Planet.)
April 22, 2013 | Randy Ross
I have no New York publisher.
I have no agent.
Hell, I haven't even finished writing my novel. (It will be done in January, I swear!)
Still, I've been able to read excerpts from the manuscript more than fifty times at venues in Boston, New York, and once while on a ski vacation in Revelstoke, Canada.
One more confession: I'm no actor, but I've gotten better at reading in public. And you can, too.
August 29, 2012 | Randy Ross
July 24, 2012 | Randy Ross
(Originally published on Randy’s blog, The Loneliest Planet.)
I've had a Twitter account for two years and it's generally been a waste of time. Realizing that problem had to be me and not Twitter, I borrowed not one, but three, social media marketing books from the library.
The bad news: My previous book marketing experience with search engine optimization and keywords was a blast compared to Twitter.
June 26, 2012 | Randy Ross