I’m Janalyn Voigt, an author, speaker, and former social media mentor. DawnSinger and Wayfarer, the first two books in my epic fantasy series, Tales of Faeraven, released with Pelican Book Group and will be followed by at least two more installments. I’m also working on a romantic suspense novel set in an Irish castle, but then historical fiction has a grip on me too. Being unabashedly multi-genre makes me into what some might term a reluctant rebel, but I prefer to think of myself as a storyteller.
In my business as a social media and branding consultant, I soon learned that author branding is one of those fuzzy topics writers shy away from. That's a shame, because effective author branding can help you reach your specific readers. And that, in turn, helps you sell more books.
If the concept of author branding has eluded … Continue Reading ››
An oriental man pushing a shopping cart full of books hailed me in the parking lot of a hardware store. "I..." His forehead creased with concentration. “Booook…" He smiled and pressed a hand to his chest. "Writer.”
I nodded but edged toward my car.
He flashed a bright smile and waved one of his paperbacks in my … Continue Reading ››
Write a Novel to the End: Sagging Middle Rx for Your Novel
The hardest part of any writing project is its midpoint. That's where the momentum that propelled you through the first scenes slows but the final scenes have yet to beckon you onward. Becoming lost in the middle of your book is usually a problem with … Continue Reading ››
After I sold my first short story, every time I tried to write, I’d wind up staring at the blank screen until I gave up, often bursting into tears. This went on for a year, by which time I must have figured out no one was going to chain … Continue Reading ››
How to Write a Novel to the End: Which Point of View Should You Use in a Novel?
I had no idea when I started that point of view in a story would take so much telling, but here we are on the third installment on the topic, with more in the offing. If you missed … Continue Reading ››