Welcome

Our roots run deep in the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New England. We love connecting readers with good stories and helping writers navigate the new publishing economy. Fill your mug, help yourself to some virtual pie, and pull up a chair. It’s nice to meet you. – Sandra

Hello NINC

Hello to my colleagues from NINC!  You may have come here via my twitter (@sandramcdonald) or because I was the one in the marketing panel whose bladder was about to explode. (Long panel. Great, but long.)

We are all fabulous writers who love sharing stories with readers and tips with each other. Here are just some of the resources I gathered during the week:

From the craft panel, Write Your Novel from the Middle by James Scott Bell. I devoured this book one night two and really like it.

From someone at the bar, The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne. Kicked me in the pants from chapter 1. I’m devouring it.

Mark Dawson wasn’t a fan of my web page, but I’m a fan of his podcasts and resources: check out the Self Publishing Formula

I very much enjoyed talked to freelance editor and Harlequin superhero Marsha Zinberg, who can help you shape stories and manuscripts.

For those of us who couldn’t clone ourselves to be in two different places at once and missed Jennifer Lynn Barnes and her talk, here’s her TedX talk.

More to come, but it’s a Saturday morning and I have chapters to write —

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Our beautiful resort at the end of an exhausting day!

Greetings Ponte Vedra!

Hello visitors from the Florida Writers Association and the Ponte Vedra library!

As I’m writing this on Friday night, thanks in advance for spending part of your Saturday with us. Many thanks to Vic DiGenti for inviting me

Here are the links referred to in my presentation, and please chime in the comments section if you have any suggestions to share–

Maureen McHugh’s Dark Night of the Soul (er, Process of Writing a Novel)

TheCreativePenn.com – Joanna Penn’s incredibly awesome site. Also check out her book Business For Authors

Jane Friedman’s Resources for Writers – Jane’s a great speaker and presenter

Author E.M.S. – for help with just about everything

KDP Plus – tracking made easier

Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers immensely useful business advice

Available now for pre-order on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Tolino:

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I wish you the very best in your publishing adventures and hope to see you again soon —

Best wishes,
Sandra

Greetings St. Augustine!

Hello visitors from the Florida Writers Association and St. John’s County Public Library!  It’s nice to meet you, and thank you for inviting me to talk about e-book covers. Here are the links referred to in my presentation, and please chime in the comments section if you have any suggestions to share–

Book Designers

Books

Books About Writing

My Books

Stock Photos

Thanks in advance for spending your Saturday morning with me. Now is a great time to be an independent author and we have a future of books ahead of us —

Best wishes,
Sandra