Once upon a time writing was fun. Then the work of publishing got in the way.
- Do you remember how exciting it was to see your first book published?
- How would it feel to be that excited about publishing your next book?
- Would you like to write with passion and joy?
- Would you like to feel as if each step in the publishing process has a purpose?
Every minute you spend marketing your book has a purpose
- Imagine knowing and understanding every step – when, where, and how.
- Imagine enjoying time immersed in marketing and promotion.
- Imagine knowing that every step connects and will ultimately bring more sales.
- Feel how that latest great review delights you.
- Envision readers clamoring for your book.
That vision doesn’t have to be a dream. It can be reality. Right now.
How do I know? Because I used to be like many authors—discouraged. In ten years as a published author, I’ve watched a few publishers fold. I’ve dealt with bad edits and even worse publishers. It sucked the life right out of me.
Too many authors are going through the very same things right now.
You can navigate the have-to’s of publishing easily
Many authors get so bogged down in the “have to”s of marketing and promoting, they don’t have time to write. And let’s not to mention bad publishers. It’s hard to know who to trust and it certainly isn’t fun anymore.
The Muse Charmer Assists the Outer Author in being successful
The outer author does the daily publishing tasks of promotion, networking, and working on the business. It’s the outer author’s job to research publishers and the market.
Or for many of us, technology handles it. I am a geek and I love technology. My experience as a “help desk monkey” (aka Tech Support), helps you discover the ways in which technology can make your life easier.
I provide practical hands-on training and coaching in the ways technology can work for you through the Muse Store and my group; the Circle of Muses. Newsletters. Social Media. Websites. Marketing. I’m there with technology information to make your life easier. can make our lives easier.
Your Inner Author Self can have a positive mindset
The main focus of my work is on the inner author, the part of you that’s intimately connected with your muse. We’ll talk about your mindset, the way you talk about yourself and your career, as well as what all of this has to do with your publishing.
We’ll work with new techniques and modalities to help you break free of the patterns holding you back.
The real work of publishing is done with the inner author. I’ll be there every step of the way, holding your hand and offering you support and encouragement.
Why I can help you be successful
I’ve been a published author for more than a decade, working with some of the biggest and best digital-first publishers in addition to self-publishing. I’ve had over fifty fiction and nonfiction books published, under a handful of pen names.
I’m passionate about helping digital-first published authors, whether with a publisher or on their own. It doesn’t matter what you write. Fiction or nonfiction. Romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, or thrillers. The muse doesn’t care what shelf in the bookstore has your books. It only cares that you are plugged in, tuned to the right channel, and loving what you’re doing.
If you’d like to know more, I encourage you to sign up for my ezine, Seducing The Muse.
I’m about to roll out a brand new free CD, You Don’t Have To Publish Alone (A Muse Talk). To reserve your copy, just complete the form below (or in the sidebar)!
What others are saying about my work:
As long as I’ve known Mary, she’s had a heart for helping authors reach their goals and improve their skills. The Muse Charmer site and materials have given me so many tips and suggestions for boosting my career. The blog posts and newsletters aren’t only how-tos. They’re designed to get authors thinking about their careers in new ways and to open discussions about the topics. I’ve been approaching writing as a career since 2005, and out of all the resources I’ve encountered in that time, I’ve found Muse Charmer to be among the most helpful and interactive.