Tag Archives: self-promotion

What Not To Do In Publishing

This week on Hide and Create Moses Siregar, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, and Joshua Essoe talk about what you shouldn’t do in the publishing business.

Don’t be a dick.  Take care not to take advantage. Meet your deadlines. Don’t join in the mob-trash-talk. Don’t take rejection personally. Help when you can. Build your platform, but don’t spend all your time promoting. Don’t forget that your main job is writing. Everything in this field is finding that delicate balance, and timing. Don’t be the person who sells sells sells themselves. Pay close attention to submission guidelines. Build your personal Voltron. Oh, and remember to wash behind your ears.

Writing Conventions for Newbies

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger and Moses Siregar give you a roadmap for how to navigate the confusing world of writing conventions. Discussion ranges from how to act on a panel to whether or not you should cosplay, as well as how to avoid a few common pitfalls.

In addition to covering etiquette, “bar con” and the green room, we share a few convention horror stories.

Have a question that wasn’t covered in the podcast? Leave it in the comments and it could be answered on a future show!

Writing Workshops

This week on Hide and Create Diana Rowland, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar, and Jordan Ellinger discuss workshops for writers. We cover everything from Writing Superstars to the Clarions, and Writers of the Future. Mainly, we focus on the different types of workshops (those geared to improve your writing vs those designed to teach you the business of writing), and share a few stories about our own workshop experiences.

For Joshua’s list of recommended reading material click here.

Writing Methods, Environments, and Promotion! Oh My!

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe continue the discussion with Moses on previous subjects: writing methods, writing environments, and self-promotion.

Moses shares some valuable insights on his experience with indie publishing his novel The Black God’s War, and talks about developing the setting for his latest novella “The Children of Wood and Wind”. Diana and Jordan debate how detailed you should make your settings, while Joshua expands on creating the perfect writing environment.

Settings and More Dirty Little Secrets! Oh My!

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe discuss a new take and offer more insight on our previous subjects: writing methods, dirty little writing secrets, writing environments, self-promotion, and settings.

If you loved our previous shows, you’ll love this one even more because in part one we talk about a couple previous episode topics, allowing Moses to get his two-cents in. Or three or four cents in.

 

Self-Promotion for Writers: Part 2

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger continue with part two of last week’s show about self-promotion for writers.

We discuss writing communities, and responding to negative book reviews, and why that’s bad, m’kay? Press releases and how to handle them, paying for reviews, and definitely not enough Felicia Day.

Self-Promotion for Writers: Part 1

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, David Dalglish, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger talk about self-promotion for writers.

How can writers promote themselves wisely? We discuss many of the tools available and how to use them efficiently without costing yourself too much money (or embarrassment). What is a waste of time? How do you organize your website and Facebook page? How do you use Facebook and Twitter effectively? What ad space will turn into sales? And maybe how to summon a demon or two.

But only fictional ones. Sorry.