Opportunity Knocks at Marketing For Romance Writers Summer Camp. Open the door to: SEEK, TEACH, LEARN, SHARE, SUCCEED...and discover MFRW'S MOTTO of Achievement.The Plotting Princesses welcomes Amber Kallyn who is blogging today about MFRW (Marketing for Romance Writers)
Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor. When I ‘Go to work’, it’s usually in a semi-quiet place, but alone.
Sure I have critique partners; we meet every two weeks. But that’s for after the writing is done.
Then, when the book is done and ready to be shown to readers, the author stops and looks around. The questions roll in.
How do I get the word out? Marketing, what’s that?
Because we tend to be shy, solitary creatures, putting ourselves out in the spotlight can be scary and hard (at least for me).
That’s why having support networks is so important. MFRW is there to answer any questions I have--even if I think I’m showing my blonde roots.
Not only that, but workshops galore. I admit to being a workshop whore. Yup, every month, I’m signed up for at least a couple. Hey, I love to learn and it can only make me a better writer, right?
With the MFRW group, workshops are informative, and best of all, Free. Woot.
The group as a whole is made of the shy people like me, sharing how they’ve gotten themselves out there in front of readers, as well as the gregarious authors that I can learn from and try to be like.
Besides the help in learning how to get word of your book out there, this group is made of wonderful, helpful and caring people.
And for me, it’s important to have that when I stick my head out of my writing cave. It lets me know that really, I’m not alone.
And here's an excerpt from Bloodstorm:
When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn... it bites.
For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him only to face more than she bargained for in a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman. With duties as Keeper of the peace and Sheriff, Shane Spencer must protect humanity and stop the friction between the local Arcaine races before it turns into an all out blood war.
When wolves start turning up dead, the tension between the races grows and suspicion falls on Niki. Shane knows she’s not to blame, and it has nothing to do with the primal urges she stirs within him. Working together, they must stop the hostilities from going over the edge. Trouble is, the desires raging between them might prove more dangerous than the surrounding threats.
Get to Know Amber:
One of those rare breeds, Amber Kallyn is an Arizona native who can trace her family's history through six generations in the state. She lives with her sexy husband, and their four very active children. Included in the menagerie are two cats (though there's always room for more) and two dogs. We won't count all the fish.
Amber loves the paranormal, from dragons to werewolves to vampires. She's currently at work on her next book, probably running around the house acting out a fight scene with her collection of swords and daggers. Or maybe, wishing she had claws to practice the other fight scenes.
A voracious lover of the written word, Amber found at an early age that she could read fast. Really fast. She devours novels by the day, novellas by the hour, and is always looking to get her hands on more.
Find Bloodstream at: http://amzn.to/I6WM7B
Find Amber at: www.AmberKallyn.com
Bloodstorm on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13578425-bloodstorm
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