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.
You might think branding doesn't apply to you, but like it or not, you as an author are your brand. As an introvert, I find that fact disconcerting. The trouble with branding, from a privacy perspective, is … Continue Reading ››
Confused and worn out by the battle to get up to speed with and balance your involvement with social media? Wish you had a techno-savvy publishing insider willing to advise you in establishing yourself as an author in the public … Continue Reading ››
What’s a writer to do? Publishers expect you to connect with readers online, but new networks spring up before you can learn what to do with the old ones. New invitations arrive daily in the various … Continue Reading ››
Writing a novel requires a writer to keep the story fresh and moving toward its climax and resolution. That’s a challenging proposition, so it helps to have at least a rough plan. This post covers the first plot point, which I like to call “engagement.” (If you missed my prior posts on plotting, start there: … Continue Reading ››
Sometimes you don’t foresee the workload that crashes down on you. Other times a simple error in judgment can put you in a time crunch. I wrote the following cheat sheet to help me prioritize while working … Continue Reading ››
The lights go out. A hush breathes through the audience. The curtain rises. There is never a moment so pregnant with anticipation as the opening scene of a play. The audience, primed and ready, wants to believe and if given the opportunity willingly immerses itself for the story's duration. Only if the performance falters will … Continue Reading ››