Hello! Thank you for your interest in Laugh Lines, where I share humorous thoughts on middle age and dole out irreverent advice on marriage to anyone who will listen. Writing is in my soul, and I love to make you laugh. So WELCOME. I’d be delighted if you decided to hang out for awhile.
People often ask writers, “What can I do to help you get the word out?” Best. Question. Ever.
There are a few simple ways to help your favorite new writers find the path to fame and fortune, or maybe just true Zen. Either one works. But here are some of best ways you can make a big impact on the potential success of a struggling author. Big.
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If you enjoyed one (or both) of my books, please consider posting a review on Amazon. Reviews have a huge impact for new authors. They encourage people who have never met us or read our stuff (or who didn’t go to high school with us), to take a chance and buy our book. And Amazon likes to see at least 100 reviews before they start giving a new author primo space in the browser menu (so readers don’t have to scroll down the rabbit hole to find our books). I’m at 36. I’d adore you forever if you were #37. And if we ever get together, I’ll buy the wine.
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And so, my wonderful readers, if my books or my blog have touched you or made you laugh, or moves you to offer support in any of these ways, please know that even if we never cross paths in real life, I am truly grateful. (I’ve done many a naked happy dance down my hallway when I got a new subscriber or sold a book to a stranger in Knockemstiff, Ohio. Hubs says that way TMI, but I thought you’d like to know how goofy-happy it makes me.)
Writing can be a deeply satisfying, profoundly humbling, and weirdly isolated vocation. We’re often unsure if anyone out there is reading what we write. As many of you know, Hubs (bless his heart) has never read my writing. He says he doesn’t need to; he stars in most of it. He has a point. My mother reads it, of course, because she’s, well…my mother. But you don’t have to. You chose to. If it wasn’t for you, I couldn’t continue to do what I love so much. You inspire me and encourage me to keep writing. I will never take that for granted.