Tag Archives: Thursdays At Coconuts

Fall Conference Takeaways & Tips by Beth Carter

What a busy fall this has been! On the heels of my mid-August release of SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, I attended three writers’ conferences and book signings in September and October. Whew! I’m just now catching my breath. All three conferences … Continue reading

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Tackle Big Events While Writing by Beth Carter

It’s easy to write about boy meets girl or girl meets boy. Insert a villain, some scenery, conflict, the use of senses, a bit of backstory and foreshadowing, and you’re done, right? Wrong. It’s much more interesting when you throw … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons of Winning Awards

First, let me say I feel like a princess. I’ve been honored–and humbled–to receive two awards for my debut novel, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS. The first was a RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) from InD’Tale Magazine which I received at the … Continue reading

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Use Focus Groups Before Your Novel is Published by Beth Carter

What? Use a focus group for novels? Why not! Marketers use focus groups. So can authors, I say. And I did. Let’s back up a bit. We write for readers, right? And we write because we love it but we … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect SWAG by Beth Carter

Little did I know when I came up with the title for my debut women’s fiction, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS, that the title itself would help with my SWAG purchases. Once I started researching ideas and considering the appropriate tie-ins for … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BOOK SIGNING DO’s & DONT’s by Beth Carter

As authors, many of us tend to market our books using social media. That’s a fantastic way to market our work especially since we can do it in our PJs from the comfort of our home. That said, I truly … Continue reading

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