Wednesday, June 6, 2018

4 Important Elements of the Writing Process

If there's one thing that's easy to do, it's to ignore your writing. Sure, you want to finish your manuscript and have your book published (eventually). But, you just can't find the time to write!! 

After all, writing takes time and concentration, and it’s difficult to make it a priority when you’re juggling multiple activities each day.

Yet, if you want to meet your goal of completing your manuscript and publishing your book, it’s important that you factor writing into your daily routine. After all, writing is arguably the heart of everything when it comes to publishing your book. 

To help you to prioritize your writing, here are 4 important elements of the writing process and questions to ask yourself:

1. Fit writing into your daily life in a practical way. 

• When will you find time to write?
• What are you willing to set aside in order to spend that time writing?
• Are you making writing a daily habit?

2. Find topics for your writing.

• What topics appeal to you? 
• Have you researched your topic? 
• How can you deliver your topic in a way that brings readers back to your next book?

3. Develop a long-term writing plan.

• How long do you expect it will take to complete your book?
• How long do you want your first book to be or is this important in your genre?
• What is your writing strategy for setting yourself apart from other writers in your genre?

4. Editing, proofreading and revising.

• What is your plan for editing your book to look as professional as possible?
• Have you checked your entire manuscript for grammatical errors and typos?
• Have you taken out unnecessary words or parts that stop the story from flowing?
• Do you periodically review your manuscript to make appropriate revisions? 


Need help in the editing, proofreading or publishing your manuscript, contact MarketingNewAuthors.com to see how we can help. Contact us today at iinfo@MarketingNewAuthors.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Take Advantage of MANA's Self-Publishing Plans



If you're ready to self-publishing your book, then MANA can help. Check out our Self-Publishing Plans HERE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Before Your Write-THINK!


Anyone who has ever written a book—or attempted to write a book but never finished—knows how difficult it is to write the first word. However, once you get started, the words will flow. But the question is: How do you get started? 

The best way to get started is not writing, but thinking about writing. Writing your thoughts down will go a long way in helping you with the actual writing of your book. Here are 5 tips for you to think about to help you get started:

1. Think about what topics you know best. What’s your passion? Are you an expert in a specific niche? For example, if you are a master gardener, think about writing a “how to” book for the beginning gardener. Writing what you know isn’t difficult when you’re familiar with the subject.

2. Think about writing an outline for your book. Writing the outline before your actually write your manuscript helps you to plan and organize your content. It also helps you to streamline the writing process. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

MANA"s Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

For years, has the special mom in your life been writing poems, short stories, a short novel, or even a collection of recipes? "One day I want to get these published," she has said. Why not surprise her by making her dream come true?

MANA is offering a Mother's Day Author's Gift Certificate only for this upcoming Mother's Day. For a work of no more than 30,000 words, you can purchase this gift for your special lady. 

For orders made no later than Tuesday, May 8, MANA will send a gift certificate out to her by Mother's Day. And within six (6) months, MANA will have her book published with color covers, placed on its own webpage with e-commerce services, shipping and handling at no cost to you or author, and digital marketing for a year. All of these services are for a reasonable charge. 

Contact MANA for more details at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

ORDER A CUSTOMIZED SPECIAL GIFT FOR THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE
by Queen Netzo or MANA

Since all necklaces and broaches are not mass-made but designed on order by Kayla Laird, owner of Queen Netzo Designs, you need to place your order no later than Monday, May 7. 

For a necklace, you can order the "MOM" necklace or the necklace with the name on the front; of course, you can choose to place her name instead "DELTA." 

Then, either necklace can have names of children, a significant date, or her name on the side, or on the side this date for Mother's Day. You decide. 

Upon your making the order, via credit card or electronic check, the MANA Staff will contact you via the e-mail that accompanies the order. Then, you give the text wanted on the sides. The staff will direct the request to the jewelry maker. Then, via special delivery, your gift will be delivered.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MANA's Dr. C Discusses Her New Launch Into Consulting English Students

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, affectionately called, MANA's "Dr. C," has a new consultancy service for college students who need assistance in improving their English skills. 

Watch the video to find out more information about Dr. C's consultancy.





To find out more about Dr. C's consultancy services, visit her website at: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/consultation/.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Brunch for ESL Professionals and Business Owners at Weber’s Inn on May 5

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, MANA's Dr. C is inviting business owners and professionals who speak English as a Second Language (ESL) to a "Meet-and-Greet Spring Brunch." The even will be held at Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 201008.

Dr. C now provides customized consultation to ESL business owners and professionals. View Dr. C's video to find out more information: 



The first six people who contact Dr. C and become a client will receive a significant discount on Dr. C's consultancy services. 

To make a reservation for the brunch, 

To make a reservation for the brunch, contact Dr. C at dr_c_consultant@aol.com. The deadline is April 21, 2018.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for MANA's Five-Day Grammar Challenge?


Would you like to test your knowledge of grammar? If so, then test out your skills in MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) "Five-Day Grammar Challenge." 

If you are able to meet and pass four challenges, you will get a free copy of the e-book version of MANA"s book on grammar, titled, Bare Essentials Bits—The Book. The book is based on a series of MANA's podcasts on grammar (go HERE to read our blog post about the book). 

You will also receive a $10 gift certificate to purchase any item on the MANA website. The certificate will last for six (6) months. 

The fifth challenge involves writing a 250-word short story for possible publication in the April or June issue of MANA's newsletter, The MANA Sunset.

Are you ready for the Grammar Challenge? 


Day 1 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. There are ten (10) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

When I pass from this life I want to be remembered for several things. Before you pass there might be many questions that others may want to remember. This question challenges many. This is an inquiry that periodically comes up in our minds. The number of people who mourn our life ending help up know how good of a life you have. Or that would be important to many of us. Important to many of us. 

Enjoy the challenge!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

MANA's Latest Released: "Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice

MANA's Latest Release!
When do you use:

Collective Nouns?
Replacer Nouns?
Singular Indefinite Pronouns?

We often use parts of speech, contractions, and other types of grammar in our writing and daily communication with others. Let’s face it, knowing how to use grammar correctly can become puzzling: 

“Did I use its correctly?” 
When do I use they’re?”
“Where do I put the comma in this sentence?” 

This can get confusing, and even embarrassing if you are a blogger, teacher, marketer or someone whose work goes public!

Last summer, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) featured a successful series of weekly podcasts titled, “Bare Essential Bits.” (Go HERE to listen to the podcasts.) Because there appeared to be a substantial interest in the topic, Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of MANA and its parent company, Robbie Dean Press, created Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MANA's African-African Authors' Books Exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Month Luncheon in D.C.

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is celebrating Black History Month with a display of MANA books by African-American authors at the 92nd annual Black History Month luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 

The luncheon is hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. In 1926, ASALH’s founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, created the annual Black History celebration, which highlights a theme of historical and current importance. 

“Black History Month is our time to focus national attention on the significant events and achievements of African Americans who advanced freedom and democracy,” ASALH’s National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham said in a news release
Since MANA's inception in 2002, MANA has maintained its focus on providing authors of all ages and genre the opportunity not to just have a work printed but exhibited in various conferences. 

So, in celebration of Black History Month, MANA has publications of several of the African-American authors it represents will exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Luncheon on February 24.

Prior to the luncheon, a featured authors’ event which is free and open to the public will allow individuals to interact with authors from across the nation who have written on a variety of issues related to African Americans and other topics. A variety of book types will also be represented, ranging from children’s books to scholarly works. 

MANA will have several books written by its African-American authors on display.  If you plan to attend the luncheon, check out MANA’s display of books. To view MANA's list of publications, go HERE

The books are available for purchase on MANA's website at MarketingNewAuthors.com.