There are lots of writing books, classes, blogs, groups, tips and tricks for turning your writing into a career. Many of them include ideas like setting aside a certain time of day for writing, celebrating milestones along the way, and removing pesky distractions while you work. Find the strategies that resonate with you, but remember - YOU are one making and breaking the rules. We've found that if you find what works for you - DO IT. If one day you fall down on the job and watch an entire season of that reality show you've been dying to watch, it's okay. But pick yourself up and begin again the next day on making...and breaking...your own rules.
P.E. Calvert, IngramElliott's director of development, will be speaking at this weekend's Body Mind Spirit Expo in Raleigh, NC. This unique event hosts speakers and booths from all over the world highlighting metaphysical and new age concepts. Her lecture, Writing Your Metaphysical Novel, will focus on crafting your manuscript, finding your voice through automatic writing, creating reading cards and journals, and publishing resources. P.E. Calvert is co-author of Medicine Hat Moments, Native American-themed animal cards, and was featured in PHI: The Evolution of Consciousness, a documentary about the evolving human mind. Learn more at www.pecalvert.com.
Here at IngramElliott, we bask in the glow of uncommon and unique genres. We'd love to hear from you if you've written commercial fiction or romance for multicultural (African American, Latino, Asian, other) or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) audiences. If you have a new age or metaphysically themed manuscript, please consider submitting to us...we love the new and different.
IngramElliott is unique. We're a boutique (that rhymes!) publishing company focused on helping authors find their special voice. We strive to be hands on with authors that partner with us...and we're truly about partnership, in spirit and in practice. If you are a writer looking for a home, visit our submission page. We're open to all genres, so if you don't see your genre or category, select Other and submit. It's that easy. Some of the topics we're working on now include middle grade fiction, metaphysical philosophy, historical fiction, and non-fiction how-to's with a twist. We're a company built and managed by writers and readers. If you fit either category, please reach out to us.
Visit here to learn more. What we love about the Independent Publishers Book Awards is their commitment to unique categories. Here's a few interesting ones...multicultural fiction, urban fiction, and visionary fiction. All the traditional categories are included, of course, as well as specialized regional and e-book categories. It's a great opportunity to submit something personal to you and be recognized.