Sunday, July 24, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - I Found a New Game to Play!!!

Photo snagged from the Internet by Denny S. Bryce. Who the hell is this man?

Well scouring around the web, I discovered a fun way to clean up a few sentences and maybe even get some feedback:)...It's called Six Sentence Sunday, and I'm hyped! This is from a short story I need to finish:)...it's called Ghosts, and think Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, with a urban feel. Here goes...
Poppy Green hadn’t thought about being with a man in decades, although being a ghost was no excuse for being forgetful. Still, there was no reason under this moon or any other for her to consider having sex with Henry Taylor. Sure, he was a spirit like her, but he also was a good-for-nothing-son-of-a-gun. No better than the men she used to know before she passed. Back when any fool in a pair of trousers with a nice-sized bulge behind his zipper could trick Poppy into dropping her drawers. She just couldn't get pass those pants, or a set of round black eyes, sinewy muscles, rippling up and down his forearms, or a smooth brown body that glowed all sweet and hot on a summer's night.
My, my, my... 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 323: Still Searching for a Tag

Graphic snagged from the Internet by Denny S. Bryce

I've been on a quest to find the perfect tagline. That elusive phrase that summarizes all that there is to know about moi the writer and aspiring author. Why is it important since I don't have an agent (yet), or a book sold (yet)? Well, it's all about marketing in the new era of author as business owner (can I get an AMEN).

In this new age, you can't just sit back and rest on your laurels. You must create the foundation for success by getting on board the marketing train and tooting your own horn. You would think I could do this with my eyes closed. After all, I am a professional marketer. Have been for 25 years. But nope...and you ask why?

I've hit a brick wall.

I just can't come up with that clever catch phrase, and "I'm smart. I know things." (Think Godfather II, and you'll get the reference:)...But clearly I don't know as much as I thought about creating a brand for me (versus clients or even offering advice and creative to other authors and writers).

So, I've been doing my research, searching the Internet and visiting at least a 100 author sites, and here's what I've deduced.

1)  Once you hit the NYTimes Bestseller list -you don't need a tag line:)
2) If you write Urban Fantasies - you don't need a tag line:)
3) If you are a male author - you don't need a tag line (okay, this doesn't help me much, but it's what I got)
4) And with all of this said - I still want my freaking tagline...

What's your tagline and how did you come up with it?

And if you've got something left and can spare - toss it my way!

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