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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/

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Winter and the holiday season is upon us.

How was your writing year?

I hope it was filled with success.

I have lots planned for 2024, including new workshops and I’ll be relaunching my PR and marketing services so if you feel it’s something you’d be interested in, feel free to reach out to me at susanpalm2010@gmail.com

I’ll be telling you more about the workshops and the new PR service next month.

I hope to post more to this site and also to This Writer’s Life www.thiswriterslife.com.

I’m bringing back the writing prompts there and also the Wednesday Guest Author spot.

If you’re interested in taking part here’s the sign up form.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4AABAC28ABF49-46432391-guest

And before I call it a wrap for 2023, the Author Super Bundle is still available but only until Dec 23rd. While it’s not at the Black Friday price, it has been reduced from $197 to $157. It is full of great stuff for both writing and promoting. Here’s the link and it’s my affiliate one so if you do purchase it, I get compensated…and thank you to everyone who’s already purchased it through this link.

Here’s wishing you the happiest of the holiday season and to your writing success in 2024.

Take care, all the best, Susan.

50 Common Writing Problems-12 Days of Christmas

50 Common Writing Problems-12 Days of Christmas

Over at my writing blog, www.thiswriterslife.com, I’m offering the 12 Days of Christmas,

For twelve days, I’ll be featuring a different workshop or workbook and offer a different discount.

Today it’s my 50 Common Writing Problems and how to fix them Workshop. It’s usually $29.95 and today there’s a 25% discount, use code writinglife and here’s the link-

https://flynnmedia.thrivecart.com/50-common-writing-problems-workshop/

All my workshops are self-paced, they never expire, and you can study when you want.

Author Super Bundle-Last Day at Lower Price

Author Super Bundle-Last Day at Lower Price

It’s Cyber Monday.

Did you pick up any great buys over the weekend?

I hope one of them was the Author Super Bundle.

However, if you missed it, take a look and give it some serious thought because tomorrow, while it will still be available, it’s going to cost you more.

Getting published is sometimes the easiest part of the writing journey.

Yep, you read that right, no error on my part.

Most of my students struggle with promoting and marketing themselves and their books.

As a former publicist, I know how tough it is to get word of your book out to your audience.

That’s one of the things I like best about this bundle. Unlike others that just focus on the writing aspect, this one has resources for the hard part….the marketing.

Things like Reader Bliss and getting book reviews. These two alone are worth the cost of the bundle.

If you don’t have the budget to hire a publicist, for $149 you can have a whole bunch of resources that can make going it alone that much easier.

At least take a look, and if you buy it and then realize, no, this isn’t right for you, you have a money back guarantee.

Here’s the link and as always, in full disclosure, it’s my affiliate one and I get compensated if you make a purchase.

https://authorsuperbundle.com/special/?orid=868391

NaNoWriMo-Are You Ready?

NaNoWriMo-Are You Ready?

Hello fellow authors.

Happy fall (or spring).

It will soon be that time of year again.

NaNoWriMo will be upon us before we know it.

For the first time in many years, I’m going to take part. I’ll be writing a cozy mystery.

How about you, are you up to the challenge?

Have you tried it before but failed?

Writing a book in 30 days is a bit like training for a marathon.

If you haven’t prepared and got into ‘shape’ before you attempt it, it’s going to be painful and you’ll probably give up after a few days.

It’s why I came up with Ready, Set Go to get you in shape and ready to write your masterpiece.

This year it’s being offered through Outreach International Writers Inc.

Everything is online and lessons are delivered through e-mail so you can learn at your own pace.

Class begins on Monday October 4th and here’s the link to sign up

https://oiwi.org/workshop/ready-set-go/

Hope to ‘see’ you on Monday.

No More Rejections…

No More Rejections…

Sorry, not for us.

A short sentence like the above on your returned manuscript is if nothing else better than a standard rejection and a step in the right direction. However, it’s not enough to offer insight into what you’re doing wrong and why that (or so you thought), perfect story keeps getting rejected.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if editors gave us some feedback into what we’re doing wrong?

The chances are that’s not going to happen but all is not lost.

Next month, I’m teaching a new class called Rejection Guaranteed.

We’ll go through all the common reasons for editors rejecting a manuscript and what you can do to turn these mistakes into a polished manuscript that ups the odds of a yes instead of a no.

It’s a four week class, the lessons arrive in your inbox so you don’t need to be present at any day or time.

Here’s the link for more details and how to sign up.

Hope to ‘see’ you in class.

https://oiwi.org/workshop/rejection-guaranteed/
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/

New Year, New and Updated Classes

New Year, New and Updated Classes

A happy 2023 to you. I hope it’s already off to a great start and may this year be filled with success.

What am I planning?

I’ll be adding new classes and updated the old ones. I’ll be changing over to Thrivecart too because I feel it will be a better way to deliver the classes to you.

I also purchased an app that will allow me to create a private writing community for my private writing students so they can connect with me, ask questions, and also connect with their fellow writers too.

Over at This Writer’s Life, I’m opening up the Wednesday Guest Bloggers spot again. If you’re interested in being a guest blogger this year, here’s the sign up form. After you sign up e-mail me at writerslifeblog@gmail.com and I’ll send you the questions for the blog post.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4AABAC28ABF49-2023

And remember me mentioning Selfpublishpreneur? It was a project I started but I got too distracted with other projects so it got pushed aside. One of my goals for this year is to move forward with it and I’m kicking things off with Shameless Self Promotion Fridays where each week an author can promote a book.

https://selfpublishpreneur.com/shameless-self-promotion-fridays-for-2023/

If you’re interest in that, here’s the post with the sign up form. And if you have any questions for that site you can reach me at selfpublishpreneur@gmail.com

I’ll also be launching the This Writer’s Life podcast in the coming months so stay turned. I just got a new logo made for it and here it is.

If you have any questions about classes or coaching reach out to me at susanpalm2010@gmail.com .

My review (it might surprise you)….

My review (it might surprise you)….

If you’ve been or are a student of mine, then you know I always give it to you straight.

Today is no different.

If you’ve thought about buying Writer’s Craft 4.0, then you’re going to want to read every word of this email…

I’m going to tell you EXACTLY what I think about this bundle of products, and I promise not to hold anything back.

First off, a little background: let’s talk about what Writer’s Craft 4.0 is and what it does for you…

Writer’s Craft 4.0 is a collection of premium products, curated to help creators with their content – from beginning creators just getting started, to experts who want system improvement so they can scale their businesses.

One of the stack’s top contributors really impressed me:

Michael La Ronn is the award-winning, bestselling author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy novels and self-help books for writers. 

He runs the popular YouTube channel, Author Level Up, where he publishes weekly advice videos for writers. Author Level Up has over 40,000 subscribers and nearly 2 million lifetime views. It was also voted one of Writer’s Digest Best Websites for Authors in 2022.

Michael has been featured on popular podcasts such as The Creative Penn and The Self-Publishing Formula, and he has been a guest speaker at 20Books Vegas, Inkers Con, and Writer’s Digest conferences, to name a few.

Michael’s book, The Self-Publishing Advice Compendium, packs over 500 practical and concise lessons, that will help you with writing, publishing, and marketing your book.

Micheal’s book stood out to me because of his credentials, but I’ve been through the lineup of partners in this Super Stack, and all of them were impressive.

BUT…

With so many products in this Super Stack, you might realize they aren’t all for you.

And that’s okay!

The point of this bundle is to give you an “all you can eat buffet” of creative writing tools, training, and resources…

You get to decide where you want to start.

To help you out, here are my suggestions:

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Struggling with characters? Start here…

Fixing Your Character and Point of View Problems by Janice Hardy. Solve your character-related issues so that readers fall in love!

Create Compelling Characters by Devlin Blake. Learn how to develop characters readers can’t get enough of. This course shows you how to get to the heart of your character FAST, so you can go back to writing the fun part of your book.

The Essential Fantasy Writing Course by Richie Billing. Create lifelike fantasy characters that feel alive. This one is a MUST if you’re writing fantasy! Otherwise you can safely give it a pass.

A Bitesize Lesson on Crafting Complex Characters by Maame Blue. Write characters that come off the page with these writing exercises, top tips and a book excerpt that demonstrates the lessons.

And yes, a little shameless self-promotion here, a product by yours truly-

Time-starved? You’ll want to focus on these for fast results

Nailed It, Writing a Novel in 30 Days Planner and Workbook by Susan Palmquist. Anytime you want to write a story fast (eg. NaNoWriMo), this should be your go-to workbook.

WriteAway! By Sherry Ward. Go from writer’s block to writer’s flow and complete your manuscript with this game-changing planning system.

Finish Your Novel Faster – How to Gamify Your Writing Life by Greta Boris & Megan Haskell. Build a writing habit, get in the flow, and gamify the process so that your book gets written even if you struggle to find time and stay focused.

The Verdict

As you can see, you don’t need all 36 products in Writer’s Craft 4.0.

There’s an almost overwhelming amount of products in this bundle.

Fortunately, all you need to do is pick one or two to start with — and you can save the rest for later!

Without hesitation, I’d recommend Writer’s Craft 4.0 to any of my students. I only wish something like this had been around when I was a struggling writer.

And for just $49?

It’s a no-brainer.

Follow this link-full disclosure, it’s my affiliate one and I will be compensated if you make a purchase-

https://susiep2022–infostack.thrivecart.com/wc4/