The most edited page of an entire manuscript is the very first. The first page has a tremendous amount of responsibility. Not only does it set the tone and mood for the full novel, but it also must immediately hook the reader in a compelling—and sometimes showstopping—manner.
Tag Archives: Julie Navickas
Launch Your Book: 5 Cornerstone Strategies for a Successful Release Day
Launch days are stressful. There’s really no other word for it. As an author, I know firsthand how many weeks, months, and sometimes years go into writing a book. Not to mention the oftentimes LONG wait for publication if you take the traditional path.
When a blank page looks back: Six USEFUL tips for combatting writer’s block
I cannot pretend that there are not already a million and two blogs in existence on how to combat writer’s block. A quick Google search will generate thousands of (some really absurd) ideas, all of which are meant to help you break through that blank page.
Book Hooks: How to Snag a Reader (Hook, Line & Sinker)
What you think might snag a reader may turn out to just be a tiny nibble. And what you need is the hook, line, and sinker. Keep fishing until you get a bite.
Are You Ready to Publish Your Book? Optimize Your Success and Publish at the Right Time of Year
“And with that shift, new trends are on the rise. But one thing that has not changed is the seasonal approach to the way books are published.”
One Year in the Making: The Trading Heartbeats Trilogy
If you’ve played a role in my author journey, please know that I sincerely appreciate you. I’m grateful for you. And not one person goes unnoticed.