2014 Awards

Inspiration

MCS BLOG 1

Analyze Your Novel in Seconds!

Have you ever wondered which famous author has a similar writing style to your own? Do you wonder how easy or difficult it is for others to read your novel? Here are some links to analyze your novel in seconds. I … [Read More...]

Marketing

MCS BLOG 21

13 Facts About Reader Habits

If you know exactly what readers are doing and what they want most in the world, then you have an advantage over authors that really don’t pay attention. Use these statistics for your marketing and your future writing … [Read More...]

Untraditional Publishing

Comparing Billionaires

What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Do billionaires have similar patterns? Check this out... ~ Gates and Zuckerberg were skinny, shy boys. ~ Both were raised in a prominent family. ~ Growing up, Gates and Zuckerberg refused to believe in authority. ~ Despite not listening to authority figures, the parents of both Gates and Zuckerberg supported their talents. ~ Gates and Zuckerberg hated “socialites,” yet deep down wanted to be part of the more popular … [Read More...]

MCS BLOG 13

8 Facts About Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

By looking at the developments in publishing, authors can move forward based on what’s working and what’s not working. It’s important to study industry trends so that you can make key decisions with your writing career. What problems are traditional publishing facing and how are they solving those problems? ~ “With (traditional) publishers nervous about the growing power of Amazon as their largest customer for both physical and digital books, publishers are looking for new ways to generate … [Read More...]

MCS BLOG 7

Literary Agents Accepting Submissions

Do you need a literary agent? Here are a few that I really like. Also, I included some advice from each agent to use for future reference. Bradford Literary Agency Summary: Fiction: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, children’s,  and young adult. Non fiction: Business, relationships, biography/memoir, self-help, parenting, narrative humor. Advice: Write a query letter that “hooks" … [Read More...]