I haven’t received any submissions for my blog interview with series writers, so I decided to interview myself first. If you write series books, you might want to fill out the form and submit it. Be sure to give an email where she can contact you for pictures and more information if/when she blogs about you. http://www.proactivewriter.homestead.com/SeriesForm.html
Today, Rigsbee is focusing on her series “Spaceship Lyra Logs,” which currently contains two books; Log 001 “The Amelioration Expedition” and Log 002 “The Genesis Project.” She is currently working on Log 003 “Quixotic Rebellion.”
Spaceship Lyra Logs Series is a continuation of The Mascot Trilogy, Science Fiction/Fantasy novels.
Rigsbee says her favorite in this series is The Amelioration Expedition, probably because it was the beginning of a new genre series for her.
For the entire months of September and October, Pro-Active Writer's Group will be celebrating authors of series books. Some of the things you will learn are: What inspires authors to write series books? What was their first series? What are their books about? Where can their books be purchased?
The function of library author signings arranged by ProActive Writer's Group is not to provide an income opportunity for authors. The intent is to introduce readers and writers. Of course, sales are coveted, but lack of sales isn't a failure. Author events aren't solely for the author.
People go to the library to get free books. Why would they want to buy one?
1. The books in the library are not theirs to keep.
2. They met and spoke to the author - it's personal now.
3. The book they bought has been signed by the author.
Now, as a writer, I want readers to feel what I felt when I read. As a writer, I want to encourage other writers. Author signings give both readers and potential writers an opportunity to talk to a successful writer - and you are a success if you have written and published a book. It doesn't matter whether you self-published or traditionally published the book.
I’m one of those people who need a defined starting point for a new project. You know, like January 1st when we make our new year’s resolutions. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m OCD or something.
This morning when I woke, I was thinking that my project ProActive Writer’s Group has been InActive for almost a year. I’ve been distracted by projects like building a roof over the deck and health issues – not to mention politics.
Today I went through my morning routine and when I stepped outside, I noticed that it had frosted. I don’t know if it is a record, but I don’t remember ever having a frost this late. As I touched the frost on my car window, I thought to myself First Frost, and its significance to me went beyond a seasonal change. It was a starting point for renewal.
Like all writers, I love to read and write, but there has always been another passion for me in that field – promoting other writers. In fact, if you are a Facebook friend of mine, you know I promote other writer’s books more than I do my own. That was why I started ProActive Writer’s Group. The idea was to bring writers together virtually, and have occasional activities that would introduce them to readers. Very few writers have expressed interest and other things took priority of my time. In short, I dropped the ball and I apologize.
Today I am launching Operation First Frost. Today ProActive Writer’s Group becomes active again. (NOTE: You do not have to be a member to participate!) Here is my agenda for Operation First Frost
Writer Of The Week
Each week I will post an introduction to a different writer.
I plan to do at least four events each year.* This may include author signings, seminars or any other method of introducing writers and readers.
There are writer’s clubs and organizations all over the country that help writers. I will have a list of any I become aware of as well as contact information for them on the ProActive Writer’s website.
I’m sure more things will be introduced in the future, but this is a good start. If you are interested, check out the website and/or the Facebook Group. You can contact me on my email firstname.lastname@example.org or PM me on my Facebook Page Author Linda Rigsbee.
I am currently working on two things:
1. Writer of the Week. This writer will be my mentor, Dusty
Richards. My theme is first books.
2. The event FIRST BOOK*. I will be getting together several writers to re-introduce their first book. If you are interested, please contact me on my email with the subject line FIRST BOOK and tell me why you think readers would find your first book interesting.
I haven’t determined a date or time yet, but I would like to
do something before the first of the year and it will probably be at a library.