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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: August 24, 2016, 05:53:23 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up! Authors, come on by and tell the world about yourself and your books. Readers, drop in and discover great new writers!
 
This week, we're talking about how much of the real world you include in your fictional worlds...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-how-real-is-your-world/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: August 17, 2016, 04:16:39 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, stop by and discover great new writers!
 
This week, it's a simple question: tell us who's your favorite writer - authors and readers are all invited to answer!
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-whos-your-favorite-writer/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: August 10, 2016, 05:22:02 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up! Authors, stop on by and tell the world about your books! Readers, drop in and discover great new writers!
 
This week, we're talking about your writing process - are you a plotter or a "pantser" ?
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-w ednesday-plotter-or-pantser/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: August 03, 2016, 04:21:38 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, stop by and tell the world about yourself.  Readers, drop on and discover great new writers!
 
This week, we're talking about unconscious influences on your writing - scenes or characters or ideas whose origin you only realized after you wrote them...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-unconscious-influences/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: July 27, 2016, 04:24:04 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up?  Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, drop on  in and discover great new writers!
 
This week there's no special theme.  Authors are welcome to share anything they want about their books...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-open-mike/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:31:48 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up at my website!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about your books!  Readers, stop on by and discover great new authors!
 
This week, we're talking about comedy.- give us your most humorous character, funniest scene, cleverest one-liner, you name it!
   
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-comedy-tonight/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: July 13, 2016, 04:13:41 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell everyone about yourself!  Readers, stop on by and discover great new writers!
 
This week, we're talking about new books. - authors, tell the world about your next, upcoming book!
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-whats-your-next-book/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: July 06, 2016, 04:10:39 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, stop by my website and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, come on by and discover great new writers!
 
This week, we're talking about art imitating life - how does your real life find its way into your books?
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-art-imitates-life/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: June 29, 2016, 04:11:55 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, pay a visit and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, stop by and discover great new authors!
 
This week, we're asking authors to share a piece of writing advice.  It could be anything - productivity tips, editing advice, hints on writing good dialogue, whatever you can think of...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-free-advice/

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The Book Bazaar / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: June 22, 2016, 04:25:44 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, drop in and discover some great new authors!
 
Today the theme is "beach reading."  Tell us about your favorite beach read.  Or why your book is a good beach read.  Or give us an excerpt featuring a scene set on a beach.  Anything even vaguely beach-related goes today!
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-beach-reading/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:25:22 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, stop on by and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, drop in and discover great new authors!
 
This week, we're talking about weather and how you use it in your books.
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-stormy-weather/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: June 08, 2016, 05:02:54 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, come on over and tell the world about your books! Readers, stop on by and discover great new authors!
 
This week we're inviting authors to open one of their books to a page number I picked out at random and give us the first six lines on that page...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-page-96/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: June 01, 2016, 05:25:22 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, come on by and tell the world about your books! Readers, come on over and discover great new writers and stories!
 
This week we're talking about opening lines, so, authors, share your best opening line for the world to see...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-opening-lines/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: May 25, 2016, 03:32:59 am »
This week's Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, come by and tell the world about yourself and your books! Readers, stop on over and discover great new writers!
 
Today we're talking about last words - your favorite last line of a chapter or of a book...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-famous-last-words/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: May 18, 2016, 05:14:21 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself! Readers, visit and discover great new authors!
 
This week we're talking about other people's books - specifically, which book you would rewrite if you had the chance. What famous book did you hate the ending to? Which beloved character would you have spared instead of killed off?
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-rewriting-history/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: May 11, 2016, 05:09:44 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, come on by and share your books with the world!  Readers, stip on in and discover great new authors!  This week we're talking about villains, and what makes a good bad guy...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-its-good-to-be-bad/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: May 04, 2016, 05:23:25 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up! Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself! Readers, please visit and discover some great new authors!
 
Today we're talking about overcoming adversity as writers - tell us about one of the tough times in your life and how you overcame it to keep on writing. Or, how your writing helped you overcome that difficult time.
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-overcoming-adversity

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: April 27, 2016, 05:28:23 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, stop on by and tell the world about your books!  Readers, come on over and discover great new authors!  Today we're talking about cars (and any other means of transportation).  Why does your protagonist drive the car (or ride the horse, fly the plane, etc) that he does?  What does it say about him?  What does it say about you?
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-car-talk/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: April 20, 2016, 04:13:08 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about your books.  Readers, stop on by and discover great new authors!
 
Today, we're talking about choices.  Specifically, editorial choices you made that changed the direction of a book or a series.  Maybe it's a character you planned to kill but decided at the last minute you couldn't; or a planned wedding that turned into a bride jilted at the altar; or anything, really.  Tell us about a time you changed your mind about a story and what the results were...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-roads-not-taken/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: April 13, 2016, 04:17:26 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, please visit and tell the world about your books!  Readers, stop by and discover great new authors!
 
This week, we're talking about animals in your books.  Animal companions to your characters, animals who are characters, if it's related to the animal kingdom, tell us all about it!
 
 http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-going-to-the-dogs/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: April 06, 2016, 04:08:09 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!
 
Authors, stop by and tell the world about your books!  Readers, come on over and discover great new writers!
 
This week we're recognizing that authors don't work alone.  We're talking about all the people who help make our books the best they can be - editors, cover artists, you name it!
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-thanking-the-academy-edition/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: March 30, 2016, 04:21:40 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about yourself!  Readers, stop by and discover some great new writers!
 
This morning we're talking about marketing.  I'm asking writers to share their best or most unique marketing idea or tactic.
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-marketing-genius-edition/

(edited to fix the link - it now points to the correct post!)

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Writers' Cafe / Promo Op: Weekly Welcome Wednesdays
« on: March 23, 2016, 05:25:27 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on over and tell the world about your work!  Readers, stop on by and discover some great new writers!
 
This week we're talking about your newest work, so come and share something from your most recently published book, or a work-in-progress...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-whats-new/

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Writers' Cafe / Promo op: Weekly Welcome Wednesday
« on: March 16, 2016, 04:15:00 am »
My weekly Welcome Wednesday post is up!  Authors, come on by and tell the world about your books!  Readers, come on over and discover great new authors!
 
This week we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day 24 hours early...
 
http://writingdreams.net/welcome-wednesday-st-patricks-day/

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Writers' Cafe / End of the year book launch - November or December?
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:23:20 am »
I'm launching the first book of a new series the end of this month (March 29th).  I'm working on the second book now and if all goes according to plan, it'll be out in July.  If I can keep to my schedule, the third book will be ready to release by mid-November.  It's unlikely I could have it ready much sooner than that.  With luck I could potentially shave a week or two off the schedule, but I don't know that for sure.

So my question is, when should I release that third book?  Assuming my schedule holds, I'll have the finished product, cover, formatting, everything all ready to be released anytime after November 14th (Monday of the week before Thanksgiving).  Whatever date I pick, I'll pick it well ahead of time, so I'll be able to set up promo plans in advance, so that doesn't factor into my decision. 

Do I release it that week (or sooner, if I can shorten the schedule), basically on whatever the earliest possible date it's ready to go?
Or the next week, on Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving?
On Black Friday?
Cyber Monday?
Or wait until December and release it a couple of weeks before Christmas?
Or Christmas week?

I can see logical reasons for any of those choices, but I'm curious what the collected wisdom of Kboards thinks about holiday-time releases. 

Thanks!

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