Guest Authors

Guest Author Program

As a writer, the only thing that rivals the act of writing itself is that of networking and building relationships with other writers. For those of us who still list writing as their secondary career, we can and should be looking for as many ways as possible to get our names out there and get seen (and, hopefully, read). So many bloggers and authors have helped me, and this is my way of paying it forward.

So, following in the footsteps of some of my fellow bloggers, I am going to be featuring other authors on “…and Then There was Sarah” once a week. Want a chance to talk about your writing? Here you have it.

The only qualification is that you need to be a writer that either has been or has intentions of being published. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, fantasy, romance, western, erotica, young adult, children’s, and any other genre…all are welcome.

So, How Do I Get Featured?

It’s pretty simple. Answer the questions I’ve listed below, and send them to me, along with up to 4 photos, to:

scradit (at) gmail (dot) com

I will reply confirming that I received the submission, and I’ll reply again when the post is up. From there, you’re welcome to share and reblog on any of your social media platforms to your heart’s content.

Questions

  1. Tell us your name, and a link to where we can find you (blog, Facebook, etc).
  2. How many books have you written? This can include both published and unpublished works. Describe each of them in 1-2 sentences apiece (if published, feel free to include the links as well).

  3. Tell me a little bit about your current WIP.

  4. What does writing preparation look like for you? Do you do full outlines and character profiles, or do you just start with a general idea and write?

  5. Editing is a challenge for many writers. Give us some of your tips for editing efficiently and well.

  6. Research is another challenge writers face, but is an important part of the writing process. What are some of your research tips?

  7. if you have been published (self or traditionally), what type of marketing did you find worked the best for you? What was the least helpful?

  8. What genre do you write in? What are some of the challenges to writing this particular genre well?

  9. What advice would you give to a writer who is starting out?

  10. What are your writing, editing, marketing, and research goals for 2014?

  11. Pretend I am from a publishing house and you are looking for me to take on one of your books. Pitch it to me in 1-2 paragraphs.

Finally, is there anything else you would like your readers to know?

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53 thoughts on “Guest Authors

  1. Hello Sarah, I’ve taken down the questions and will work to get the answered and back. I will find a way to add that I’ve been writing for over 40 years and what – I believe – has kept me going.
    Ellespeth

    1. Of course you can 🙂 And no, no deadline. This is always open on my blog. I recently had a huge influx of requests, so it may be a few weeks before I can put it up, but feel free to send your stuff in and I will get it on the calendar.

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