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Let’s Talk Successful Self-Publishing with Author Ashley Fontainne
By     |    Jun 4, 2015
Posted in: Ashley Fontainne, Books, Guest Blog, Publishing, Writing     |    1 Comment

Let’s Talk Successful Self-Publishing with Author Ashley Fontainne

Hi all, Camille Faye here. A few weeks ago I presented at a writing conference in the Ozarks where I met a very successful self-published author named Ashley Fontainne. What do I mean by successful? THREE of her books have been optioned to become movies and readers have downloaded hundreds of thousands of copies of her books. Her new book, Blood Ties, just came out so she’ll share some info about […]

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Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill
By     |    May 28, 2015
Posted in: Editing, Guest Blog, Jan Morrill, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    4 Comments

Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill

How often do you stare at a blank screen, pulling your hair out, gritting your teeth as you curse your muse? Maybe you’ve even crossed over into guzzling coffee (or martinis?) because you can’t figure out what to write next? It used to happen far too often with me. Then, one day, rather than trying to figure out the story myself, I began to ask my characters to help me, […]

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My Blogger Origin Story
By     |    Mar 26, 2015
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Writing, Zen DiPietro     |    6 Comments

My Blogger Origin Story

{Camille Faye here.} On my marketing quest, I ran across a site entitled “Women of Badassery” and I thought it was an extremely cool concept to highlight the strong, bad-ass women of fiction. We love strong women here on The Lit Ladies blog, so much so that we’re hosting a “Woman Power Week.” Be sure to check out this week’s other posts about other fabulous women writers. As it turns out, […]

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How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction
By     |    Dec 11, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Sorchia Dubois, Travel, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction

When you decide to put pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—and write, you never know what will happen.  It’s like stepping out the door to take a little trip to the store and finding yourself miles and miles from your original destination because you took a different path and found adventures you did not expect. For me, the decision to set the story of Just Like Gravity in Scotland was […]

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Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes
By     |    Dec 8, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Publishing, Reviews, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    2 Comments

Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes

I am so honored to welcome picture book biography author Paula Yoo to the Lit Ladies today. She has written a beautiful book, Twenty-two Cents, about Muhammad Yunus and his work in Bangladesh to help people borrow money, as low as 22 cents, and pay it back without huge interest rates. His inspiration came from the poverty he witnessed as a child in Bangladesh because before he started his village bank, […]

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How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner
By     |    Dec 2, 2014
Posted in: Books, David W. Berner, Guest Blog, Parenting, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner

“How Accidental Lessons Change My Life” by David W. Berner I was scheduled to read from Any Road Will Take You There–my latest memoir–at a literary event recently, and Mike O’Mary of Dream of Things Publishing introduced me to the crowd. He had some very nice words to say about my work. But of all that he mentioned, one particular thing made the most impact on me. “David writes a […]

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Figuring Out Amazon Sales: Does Free and Sale Pricing Help Sell More Books?
By     |    Nov 20, 2014
Posted in: Kasi Blake, Publishing, Spirit Lady, Technology, Writing     |    2 Comments

Figuring Out Amazon Sales: Does Free and Sale Pricing Help Sell More Books?

The debate is heating up over how much ebooks should sell for on Amazon. Whether you think they should all be free, side with those who demand all ebooks be at least 2.99, or are caught somewhere in the middle, this article may help you to better understand what the fuss is about. Since I have 9 books (and counting) at Amazon I was asked by Camille Faye (Spirit Lady) […]

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