Tag: writing

Last Chance To Take That First Step

Last Chance To Take That First Step

Many of us dream about doing something in our lives but few actually do something about it.

I always tell my students they’ve taken that first step by signing up for a class or signing up for my coaching and mentoring program.

If your dream is to be a romance writer then one step you can take today is to purchase The Romance Writers Super Stack.

Today’s the last day to purchase it and after that it’s gone.

When we look back at our lives it’s most often the things we didn’t do rather than the things we did that we regret the most.

I know money is tight for a lot of writers but I do think this is a value packed stack with courses, workbooks, discounts on edting and a whole lot more.

And yes, even my own Writing Your First Romance Novel workshop which if you purchased it by itself would be $75.

You’ll get the whole stock of goodies for just $49.

This is the sort of resource I wish had been around when I started my writing career and you have a money back guarantee too so take that first step to living your dream.

Here’s the link (yes, it’s an affiliate one so I will get a commission if you make a purchase). Check it out and I think you’ll be convinced this is going to get you started on the wonderful journey of romance writing…

https://susiep2022–infostack.thrivecart.com/romance2

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

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.

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/

Want to Self Publish or Taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Want to Self Publish or Taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Are you thinking about self publishing your book but not sure where to start or even if it’s for you?

Or are you taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge and want to get in tip top writing shape before November 1st rolls around?

I’m teaching a workshop on each topic and they both start on October 1st.

Here are the links if you’d like more info or want to register-

http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/

http://www.marylandromancewriters.com/getting-ready-for-nanowrimo/

News From Susan

News From Susan


I thought it was about time I posted something on the site and it’s going to be a little of this and a little of that.

Coaching and Mentoring Service
First piece of business, my coaching and mentoring service is now up and running. If you’re struggling to get started on writing a novel or have one that keeps getting rejected, I’d love to help you get back on track. I offer critiques on synopsis, partial and full manuscripts, even short stories and articles if you’re a non-fiction writer. I also offer one on one coaching and mentoring via Skype or e-mail. You can reach me at susanpalm2010@gmail.com.

Newsletter
I also have a newsletter that you can sign up for on the landing page of the site. Each month you’ll find tips on writing, my teaching schedule, and discounts/specials for my critiquing service.

New Gig
I have a new gig over at Coffeetime Romance. www.coffeetimeromance.com. It’s called The Writer’s Room and on the first Friday of each month I’ll be posting an article about some aspect of writing.

Skillshare
Not really writing related but I created two new classes over at Skillshare. One focuses on public relations…many of you know I worked in PR and was publicist before I became a writer.
The other class of focuses on time management and productivity.
Here are links to both of them…and I will be creating more writing classes there very soon!
http://skl.sh/2eVnsMV
http://skl.sh/2xYuvfc

Great Site for Authors
Many years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing mystery/suspense author Hank Phillippi Ryan and I love receiving her newsletter with all her latest news. I was happy to see she and some other authors have created a site with lots of great information for authors so be sure to check it out-
https://careerauthors.com/

And finally…
One of my students is part of a critique group which is for published women writers and they’re currently looking for new members so if you’re published and been looking to get some feedback on your work, check out this link and contact Joyce.
http://joycefinn.com/html/wac.html

Happy writing.

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!