Self-Publishing Made Easy

Many of you know that I’ve been self-publishing my books for a couple of years. This year I taught my first workshop on the topic through a RWA chapter and will soon be adding a three part class on the topic on Skillshare.

For those of you who prefer book form, today I released Self-Publishing Made Easy.
It’s now available at Amazon for $2.99 and I hope you’ll find it a great resource and maybe even give you the confidence to publish your own work.

Latest Release-Fabulously Frugal

My latest release is a step away from my writing instruction books. Some of you follow me over at my Budget Smart Girl site and know that since 2005 I’ve been blogging and writing on the topic of how to save money while living the good life.

I decided to write some books on the topic and I’ve called the series Fabulously Frugal. The first title is Eating Well Without Going Broke.

It’s published through Amazon’s KDP Select program and right now it’s available for just 99 cents.

I hope you’ll check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FRJJM5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1496352166&sr=1-1&keywords=susan+palmquist

New Release-Getting Noticed

I’ve been taking a break from my writing how to books and I have a new release called Getting Noticed: Thirty Five Simple Ways to Market Your, Your Brand (or whatever you’re selling).

It’s a quick read about tips you can use to promote just about anything, including books.

The book’s available at Amazon and costs just 99 cents.

Simple Ways to Hygge

Last week I decided to take a brief departure from my usual how to write books. I sat down and wrote a short book all about hygge. If you haven’t heard of it, hygge is a Danish term and means feeling cozy.

In this e-book I’ve listed 30 simple ways to feel good about yourself and your surroundings, and yes, it might even benefit writers too.

It’s now available at Amazon for just 99 cents. I hope you’ll check it out.

Want to Create Great Characters for Your Story?

If you keep getting rejections it might not be your plot that’s the problem but flat and boring characters.
Remember the last good book you read? I’m guessing you enjoyed it because there was at least one character that captured and held your interest. Creating great characters is one of the keys to good fiction and with that in mind I’ve created a short guide titled Write Characters-Creating People Readers Will Love.

It’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords and just 99 cents. I hope you find it useful.

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Been Rejected and It Hurts So Bad?

JUN TWITTER MEME Susan Palmquist

The dreaded rejection letter. The writer’s equivalent of a dear john letter.

They’re a necessary evil that goes hand in hand with being an author who’s continually writing and submitting their work.

I’ve had my share of them and once I even received two in one day. Ouch! Another time I received someone else’s rejection.

Then you get published and you think they’ll stop, but they don’t. Even when you’ve got a couple of published books under your belt, you get rejected again.

The thing I hated most about opening up an envelope and seeing dear author, this story isn’t right for us, blah, blah, blah, was not knowing what was wrong with it. Was it the plot, the characters, and was I repeating the same mistakes with each story I wrote?

When I was asked to come up with some new workshop ideas I thought back to these times. I remembered my frustration and how I wanted to know what I could do to make my story better so that rejection letters didn’t come sailing through the letterbox again.

I came up with an idea for a boot camp style workshop with a limited number of students so I can give each of them more of my time and we’ll work one on one rather than in a group setting. The My Story’s Been Rejected Now What? was born. It launches next month and the kind people at Outreach Chapter made this flyer for me to share with everyone.

If you’ve had a story recently rejected and what some help to rework it and figure out what’s wrong, this is the workshop for you.

Hope to see you in class.

Feel free to pass this along to other writers and groups!