Author Archive: Densie Webb

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Promotion Is Pay, Pay, Pay as You Go

Promotion Is Pay, Pay, Pay as You Go

When you’re a published author, whether self-published, with a small publisher, or with one of the big boys, you find out pretty quickly that promotion, for the most part, falls on your shoulders—and stealthily slips its sticky fingers into your wallet. Business cards, bookmarks, Facebook ads, magazine ads, Website ads, Kirkus Reviews, BookBub, any number […]

January 15, 2017 | By | 15 Replies More
Library Guilt

Library Guilt

Like almost every other writer I know, I love to read. A good book recommendation from a good friend is better than chocolate (at least for me).  And I can become quite annoying talking about said book to anyone willing to listen. I love holding books in my hands. I love sitting on the sofa […]

June 4, 2016 | By | 6 Replies More
To Muse, or Not to Muse

To Muse, or Not to Muse

What I’m about to say is blasphemy in much of the writing world. Maybe it’s my pragmatism, my science background, my lack of belief in guardian angels, karma and fate, but—here goes—I don’t believe in the muse. In fact, whenever other writers talk about their muse being on a vacation or sitting on their shoulder, […]

May 19, 2016 | By | 9 Replies More
Are You a Writing-Conference Junkie?

Are You a Writing-Conference Junkie?

As writers, we’re constantly (desperately?) looking for ways to improve our skills so we can write awe-inspiring sentences and create kick-ass plots with impossible-to-ignore characters. There are myriad ways to get to that end game—read a lot (a whole lot); pore over craft books, highlighting the best passages as you go; join critique groups and […]

February 13, 2016 | By | 9 Replies More
Serendipity on Steroids

Serendipity on Steroids

I recently came to a personal writer’s realization. All of my stories—both the ones on paper and the ones impatiently waiting in the queue in my head—have to do with serendipitous meetings. Serendipity, it turns out, (some might argue it’s fate) is an obsession of mine. Turn left at the corner and meet the love […]

July 18, 2015 | By | 5 Replies More
Romance Writers, You’ve Got to Own it!

Romance Writers, You’ve Got to Own it!

“Hi, my name is Densie and I write romance.” I could be a member of Romance Writers Anonymous, if such a thing existed. Okay, so maybe being a writer of novels with strong romantic themes doesn’t exactly carry the stigma of addiction, but it sometimes feels that way, especially when hanging with writers who have […]

May 21, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Older Writers

Older Writers

I am what the French so delicately call, femmes d’une certaine age, somewhere between middle age and Social Security—much closer to Social Security, if I’m being honest. And I just had my debut novel published as an ebook, with a paperback to come out later this year. I’m also in the process of having an […]

April 7, 2015 | By | 47 Replies More