YA Indie Carnival ~ 3 tips for authors...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome to YA Indie Carnival! I'm going to keep this very short and to the point. My three tips for YA Indie Authors are:

1~Keep a schedule so you don’t lose track of time and spend the whole day reading blogs or blogging when you should be writing. Give yourself an hour a day for that kind of stuff, for example. I’m over my limit for today, which is partly why I’m keeping this short. Plus I won’t take up too much of your time either. ;o)

2~Befriend those who love your books. Friends are the most loyal readers!

3~Read these 2 posts by John Locke: (They were both very helpful to me.)

Bad Reviews


Break Some Rules

Danny Snell's Refracted Light Reviews
Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the Hayle Coven Novels.
Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Wren Emerson Author of I Wish and a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Nichole A. Williams Author of Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.
Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Laura Elliott Author of Winnemucca and the upcoming 13 on Halloween
Amy Maurer Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Rachel Coles. Geek Mom. Book Reviewer Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.
T. R. Graves T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.
Cyndi Tefft Author of Between
P.J. Hoover Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis.
Alicia McCalla Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free
Heather Cashman Author of Perception
Abbi Glines Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys
Cidney Swanson Author of Rippler

And don't forget about my giveaway below!!!
Fisher Amelie said...

Short but sweet, Cheri!! And so true!!

Anonymous said...


I love the posts by John Locke thanks for sharing them. Great post. Schedules are so great to have. I wish I could stick to mine better:)

T. R. Graves said...

I think I'm going to have to do a better job with schedules. I only have a few hours to devote to writing/editing/marketing each day. I need to make the most of that time. Welcome to the carnival.

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

An hour a day. That's a great tip to more effectively manage your time! Great post, and welcome to the Carnival Cheri! :)

Rachel Brooks said...

These are great tips. I love how you get straight to the point!

Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

Heather Cashman said...

Thanks for the articles. I am over my time for today as well. Great advice packed into a small package. I love the combo.