Sonnets, ballads, couplets, ottava rima, haiku, and unbound free verse . . . you'll find it all in this diverse collection of poetry from the pen of Skylar Hamilton Burris. If you have ever wrestled with faith, felt the ache or joy of love, or witnessed the death of someone close to you, these poems will offer you a chance for reflection, inspiration, and solace.
Publishing a book today isn't just about writing. With the turbulent industry we all need to establish our platform, mostly on our own, and before our book hits the shelves. In my experience with self publishing six books, I've learned many things from others and independently. This book outlines all the useful tips, advice and awareness that I've picked up along my writing journey. Here's what you'll find in this book: Being a writer is easy, right? Your first book, is it all about ego? Subsidy publishing; friend or foe? Character development: letting your baby go Let your readers fall in love with your character, not your plot Tips on how to write an honest book review How to write a crappy book 10 common mistakes made in your first draft Do you like weak blogs or strong blogs? If you wouldn't read it to your mother, would you read it yourself? 15 Tips for the First Day of Your KDP Select FREE Promotion 5 More Tips to Make the Best out of Your KDP Select FREE Promotion Days My Kindle FREE promotion is over....now what? Should you help promote a book you haven't read? Are you actually reading other people's blog posts? What is your literary lifeline? To join KDP Select or not...that is the question The writer/reader: a Jekyll and Hyde character What if readers don't use the 'Look Inside' feature? Book sales hit a slump? How to tweet your book-5 easy steps Places to market your book for free or minimum cost How important are reviews and likes anyway? How to come up with book ideas Don't get stuck in the promotional time warp