April 22, 2019
Pitch Perfect by Kristin A. Oakley | Apr 12, 2019
Last Saturday at Madison’s Concourse Hotel during UW-Madison Writers’ Institute, Bill Conner and I pitched our creative non-fiction book Abbey’s Ride for Life – The Bike Ride That Saved 240,000 Lives, Plus 1.
If you’ve ever had a job interview, then you have a small inkling of what it’s like to pitch your book to…
April 9, 2019
We all have our writing fantasies: the New York Times best seller list, people lined up down the block to hear us speak and have us sign our book for them, Oprah picking our book for her book club (does she still do that?)...
In 2015 I was having those…
March 20, 2019
Bigger Than You: Three Things I (Re)Learned at #JustWrite2019
The Chicago Writers Association recently held their 2nd Annual Uncommon Writers Conference and I was thrilled before I got there. Three of my favorite writers were slated to present so I early-birded this event last year.
And it was worth every penny.
Whenever I attend a conference or…
March 4, 2019
Turn to your writing community
I read post after post about how difficult writing is; how lonely, how stressful, how agonizing, how no one really likes doing it.
These quotes, for example:
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
“If writing seems…
February 27, 2019
February 18, 2019
They're also energizing and fun!
If you want to energize your writing, if you need a new perspective on your work, if you want to connect with other writers, if you want to hear other writers' experiences…go to a writers conference. When it's over you will be exhausted, but your writing will have new energy,…
February 11, 2019
Don't Miss Out on Our Conference
January 31, 2019
January 24, 2019
Just a reminder that the scholarship application deadline for Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference is January 25th at midnight. Don't lose out on this opportunity.
CLICK HERE to apply. There is no application fee.
Scholarship winners will be announced by February 20.
(If you've already…
January 11, 2019
When you are preparing to launch a new book on Amazon, one of the most reliable ways you can make sure that you will have plenty of new visitors to check out your work is to guest post on blogs that command a relevant audience for your subject.
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