Lauren Wise

Lauren Wise

About Lauren Wise

Lauren has been a professional writer and editor for more than 10 years. After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, she focused on magazine and book editing, and continues to write for publications on a range of topics, including travel, music, food and wind. Her obsessions include vinyl records, the ocean, scotch-tastings, a mean guitar solo, and the feeling of a physical book in her hands – ironic, since she has 400 on her bookshelves and is allergic to paper.

Authors: Here are 9 Blogs to Follow Now

In a previous article I commiserated on how blogs just don’t get a lot of followers in the age of instant information through social media. It’s really a shame, because there’s lots of good blogs out there. For the aspiring […]

6 Smart Ways to Market Your Book

I’ve talked quite a bit about various ways to market yourself and your books. Today, I’m talking about how to be smart about that marketing, so you’re putting your energies into the right activities.

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Want a Great Marketing Strategy? Join in on an Anthology

Getting a book in print is only half the story of a successful publication. The second half is getting people to actually buy your book, and that requires marketing. After all, no one is going to seek out your works […]

8 Sure-Fire Ways to Sell Yourself and Promote your Books

Writing a great book is, of course, a major part of being a successful writer. However, every writer knows that even great books don’t sell themselves. While traditional publishers provide marketing, there are still plenty of things authors should be […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Writing When You’re NOT Writing

Practice might make perfect, but, no matter how much we may love it, if we actually spent all of our time writing, we wouldn’t love it anymore. But writing is about more than just putting words to paper. It’s about […]