It’s Check in and Share Day

It’s Check In Day.

Let’s Make Fireworks: Check In and tell us what you did.

#Check In and Share Day

Time to pay the piper! How did you do? How much did you write? Did words explode on your WIP? Check In

This is the Rogue Phoenix Press weekly Check In. Every Sunday we encourage our authors and visitors to let us know how their writing is going.

How well are you doing?

Had problems this week? That’s ok. Just sit down this coming week and write. Whatever you do, don’t let difficulties from the week before get in your way this week.

Every word is one word closer to the finished product.

Please share your accomplishments in the comment section.

Promotions: Check in and share how you promoted your book

There are many ways to promote your books.

  1. Share with your promotion group of family, friends and fans
  2. Tweet: If you don’t have a twitter account, it’s easy to set one up.
  3. Instagram: refer to earlier post.
  4. Pinterest: refer to earlier post.
  5. Goodreads: refer to earlier post.
  6. Build your email list: refer to earlier post.
  7. If you know other ways to promote please share in the comment section.

Outlines and Character building: Check in and Share

Maybe you didn’t add words to your WIP, but developed your book.

Tell us what you did in the comment section.

Check out our newest release:

#Blacktop #roadtrip #horror #

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble


Blacktop is a terror-filled road-trip atop the dark, isolated back-roads of West Texas. Equal parts action/thriller and sci-fi/horror whodunit, it guides readers through a shock-filled maze, beginning with the hijacking of a commercial bus and concluding with a furious battle royale pitting the ultimate in extraterrestrial evil versus the few survivors of that initial abduction.


23 responses to “It’s Check in and Share Day”

  1. Since settling in the new job, I’ve been busy on my lunch hours writing. I have four stories I want to complete before the end of the year. Two are for the commuter collection and two are stand alones; one sci/fi and one fantasy.

  2. G. Lloyd Helm says:

    Going down to the Federal Bar in North Hollywood to listen to short story readings from the New Short Fiction Series. They did a reading of a bunch of my stories about this time last year. They been doing this once a month for the last twenty something years.

  3. Chris Young says:

    I had a good week. I am reading the rough draft for my WIP and a final reading on my Christmas novella. Also editing a book.

  4. Genene says:

    I started a writing class this past week called The Heroine’s Journey, an answer to when The Hero’s Journey doesn’t work for the story you are writing. As usual, I’m taking pieces of this process and smushing them with other things I’ve learned to makes notes for book 2 of my Collie Chronicle series that I will be writing in October. Good class and I love the teaching style of Laurie Schnebly Campbell, the instructor. Am also working on the cover for the Christmas anthology that will be released December 2017 featuring three of Rogue’s Angels. Promotion for my books also continues, including a couple positive contacts with animal shelters here in Oregon.

  5. Greg Current says:

    I just finished fine-tuning my draft of the Cradle of Destiny and getting the formatting requirements done for submission. Wrote a blog post this week relating to proper treatment of characters in story telling. Naturally, ideas are churning in my head for book two of my series but I have to get everything associated with book one done first (smile…)

    Hope everyone has a good week.

  6. Lucia Carter Keates says:

    I noticed that you put the blurb for my book CHILD OF THE HEATHEN underneath the book called BLACK TOP. I found that a little confusing.
    Anyway today I am working on my second novel LEGACY – BEYOND THE LAKE. It’s finished but it needs a lot of revising.
    I launched Child of the Heathen at my birthday party on September 1. I was overwhelmed by the response. Thank you all who came and for those who bought my book.
    Last week I donated a copy of Child of the Heathen to the local library. Perhaps it will generate some interest or perhaps not but it doesn’t hurt to try. My son and I will be promoting and selling my book at the Liverpool Horror convention. Fingers crossed for that.
    Last of all I want to thank Rogue Phoenix Press for taking a chance on CHILD OF THE HEATHEN.

  7. Jenn Haskin says:

    This is a great week. I have a WIP that’s starting to gather dust, but… well, no excuses, right? I need to get back to it. I am going to conferences and learning, networking. I noticed the intro said to give marketing ideas, so I have several (these are all pretty self-explanatory, but if you have questions, feel free to email me at
    1. Make a Facebook page
    2. Create a media kit with business cards, a head shot, and biography
    3. Make a “one-sheet” with book cover, description, blurbs and recommendations
    4. Build a website with blog, sample chapters, Amazon link, media kit, book reviews, schedule of
    appearances, and contact information
    5. Get book reviews from: friends, ezines, magazines, Amazon
    6. Link the book to my email signature
    7. Write articles
    8. Make and post online videos
    9. Make a Goodreads page
    10. Register as an author on Amazon
    11. Create a book trailer and hashtag
    12. Create a fan page for my main character
    13. Make a newsletter
    14. Get an interview with local papers and radio
    15. Partner with a band
    16. Sell themed merchandise
    17. Host a book release party
    18. Give book readings at: Starbuck’s, hospitals, local bookstores, library, community college
    19. Donate books to: women’s shelter, retirement homes, libraries, prison
    20. Have a Goodreads giveaway
    21. Make UTube videos
    22. Have a book signing
    23. Bribe a local book club with brownies- LOL
    24. Have contests and challenges for something free
    25. Use public relations and associate with a charity or other worthy cause
    26. Build an Instagram platform
    27. Learn to tweet/engage readers and authors on twitter
    28. Start a blog
    29. Make coupons (Vistaprint) for book signings, launches, or established readers
    30. Short term price reductions
    31. Develop a brand
    32. Offer free or trial size sample chapter or prequel or short story
    33. Have a giveaway contest: in your child’s school teacher’s lounge, in a local dorm (if your book is
    YA or older), in the grocery store breakroom, your spouse’s breakroom, if allowed. Expand your thinking.

    • Chris Young says:

      I copied and pasted this to use in further Tuesday’s Tips. Some of these ideas I’ve addressed in previous Tuesday’s Tips. Others still need to be addressed. I think all of this can be rather intimidating to someone who doesn’t already have an internet presence.

  8. Bill Mathis says:

    I’m over half-way through coaching and editing on my next novel, The Rooming House Diaries. I received notice I am a finalist in the Wisconsin Writers Association state wide Jade Ring Contest in humor and nonfiction! I think I have sent everything to RPP for my formatted manuscript and questionnaires of Face Your Fears, and I started a blog with my first post:
    Thank you for including me in the family!

  9. I didn’t do much writung last several days due to hurricane Erma sending havoc through my neighborhood the past couple of days. My home is still standing with no significant damage. After the cleaning process and getting things back to normal, I’ll resume chapter four of my manuscript Whispers of Death.

  10. Nancy Dafoe says:

    I posted my new cover art for my murder mystery You Enter a Room on Facebook pages, both my personal page and my business page. I boosted the post for a slight fee of $10 and got a number of likes. Book comes out in November, so the post encouraged book club members to request it and scheduled my novel for their book clubs in advance.

    I am well into book two in the Vena Goodwin series of murder mysteries, about 67,000 words. Then I will work on editing and revising to final touches.

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