Category: New From Susan

Are You a Romance Writer…or dream about being one?

Are You a Romance Writer…or dream about being one?

Have you thought about being a romance author?

I never thought I’d be one because mystery was always my favorite genre.

But guess, what and excuse the pun? I fell in love with writing romance novels and yes, they’ve been very good to me.

Most of you know I coach, mentor and tutors authors with the majority of them being romance writers so that’s why I was excited to see Infostack’s new bundle that all about writing a romance…first one I’ve seen of its kind. Not only did I want to promote it, I wanted to be a contributor.

What’s in the bundle?

Everything a new or even established romance writer needs to get ahead of the competition.

You can have lifetime access to-

Story Enhancing eCourse

Captivating Must read ebooks

Career Shaping Masterclsses

Interactive Workbook

Plus, discounts on such things as developmental editing which is essential when you’re first starting out.

And of course my own How to Write Your First Romance Novel workshop, that alone is worth $75 and you not only get it and get access to it forever but you get all the other goodies to for the bargain price of $49.

I know sometimes these extras aren’t in your budget but sometimes you need to spend a little and you end up with a great return on investment.

I always think the best thing is for you to check out all what’s included and all the details so here’s the link for you to decide for yourself if this is something you want to invest in and full disclosure this is my affiliate link and if you do decide this is just what you need I’ll get a commission-https://susiep2022–infostack.thrivecart.com/romance2

What to be a Freelance Writer?

What to be a Freelance Writer?

I can’t think of a better time to be a freelance writer.

Working when you want from where you want.

I stepped into that world almost 25 years ago and never regret my decision.

I won’t say it was easy, some days, even some months were tough but I learned a lot along the way.

Last year, I decided to share my experience and have been working on a new workshop called The Fearless Freelance Writer.

I’m happy to say last week I completed it.

It’s self-paced, easy to follow full of my tips and experiences in the world of freelance writing.

I show you how to get around the catch 22 that plagues so many new writers.

How to put together a pitch an editor will love.

Researching potential markets.

How to work with editors.

And so much more….I’ve even included a workbook so you can keep track of everything from pitches to the money going out and coming in.

Here’s the link for more information and how you can buy it-

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/the-fearless-freelance-writer/

Author Super Bundle

Author Super Bundle

It’s Black Friday and that means it’s time for some sales, some bargains and investing in yourself as an author, self-publisher, self-promoter.

Recently I was asked to take part in an author bundle and my first reaction was no, not this time but something told me to read on and see just what is included.

I’ll admit I’m not easily impressed but this one made me say wow. I’ve never seen such high-quality items, all in one place. Software, coaching calls, you name it.

I think no matter what part of your writing journey you’re on, you’ll find something you want and can use.

It’s over $10,000 worth of goodies and for the next four days, it’s just $149. Just think what an investment that is and your return on investment if it helps you with just one little thing like creating an eye-catching book cover or a blurb that makes your book stand out from a very crowded author’s world.

Here’s the link and yes, full disclosure if you decide to make a purchase, I’ll be compensated.

And as a bonus from me, if you do buy through my link and you send me a copy of your receipt to susanpalm2010@gmail.com, I’ll give you a free book marketing plan tailored just to you.

Do It Yourself Promotion

Do It Yourself Promotion

Would you like to get more sales, even more reviews of your book but hiring a publicist isn’t in your budget?

I’ve put together a solution for you.

It’s my DIY Promotion guide.

It takes you step by step through things like-

Creating a PR Plan

Branding

Author Websites

Media Kits

Author Blog Tours

And more…

It’s easy to use and easy on your budget,

Here’s the link of you’d like to learn more or order your copy today-

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/do-it-yourself-book-promotion/

Have you thought about writing a romance novel?

Have you thought about writing a romance novel?

Romance novels…

They are one of the best-selling genres, readers usually buy more than one book at a time…being a romance author is almost like being part of recession proof business.

They’re fun to write, but the downside is it’s a competitive genre and you have to include certain elements in order to write a great one that readers will love…and editors will want to buy.

I’ve just revamped my Writing Your First Romance Novel Workshop.

It’s a 12 lesson, self-paced class that you can read and do assignments any time you want. It’ never expires so you can use it for your current novel or future ones too.

Here’s a link to all the details and how you can get your own copy of Writing Your First Romance.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-your-romance-novel-workshop/

Plotting Your First Romance Novel Workbook

Plotting Your First Romance Novel Workbook

Are you an aspiring romance author?

Maybe you’ve started to write one but got lost halfway through.

Perhaps you just had one rejected.

I’ve recently updated my Plotting Your First Romance Novel workbook and I’ve uploaded at to my new go to checkout system using Thrivecart.

Here is the link with more details about the workbook and how you can order it.

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/writing-a-romance-novel-workbook/

Self-Publishing Made Easy

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.

Want to Create Great Characters for Your Story?

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?

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!