How to Fail at Advertising Your Book

Hi, my name is Colleen, and I’m a failure at advertising my book. I’m sorry for being so quiet recently. I’ve been attempting to navigate the minefield that is advertising on Facebook and Amazon. In the past, I’ve always missed the whole Christmas shopping window mostly due to things like the flu, seasonal affective disorder, laziness, and/or an overall unwillingness to pay for ads.

How awesome is it that I didn’t even have to make this? Laziness for the win… or loss… depending on your point of view. Thanks, Google!

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My Spot and Also My Spot

Where is your preferred writing space?

So, I actually have two.

During the day, I like to write at our “dining room table”. I hope you imagined that with air-quote fingers because it’s totally an air-quote sort of room. I mean, yes, it’s classified as a dining room and when we moved in, I did the whole table in the middle of the room thing. But then, we never eat in there. Even when we had my in-laws over for dinner we don’t eat in there. It’s become my office, I guess. Here she is. Continue reading

What is your writing style? How is it different from other writers?

Okay, so, I need to be careful answering this in a way that describes my style but isn’t self-deprecating. I’d also like to avoid using my critical eye to poison readers against my style. Y’know… Like this.

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“I believe in peace and love, but I curse a lot!”

Hi guys,

For those of you who don’t know, I am Colleen Houser, author of the Wingéd series, and this is the second time that I’m reviving this blog. And I know what you’re thinking. “If this is the third time that you’re trying to keep up with a blog, you’re obviously unreliable. Why should I bother following someone who is just going to abandon me?” And those are healthy things to think, but I have answers. 1) Because I’m awesome. I really think that trumps any other argument you have, but 2) the format is going to be different.

So, the first thing you’ll learn about me is that I hate journalism…

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Wingless Soundtrack

Hi guys,

A while ago, I posted soundtracks for Wingéd, Foiche Dé, and Dragon Wingéd. So, here are the songs that I listened to while writing Wingless. Some of them I did add later on, because they seemed to fit. If a certain song reminds me of a character, I put the name in parentheses next to it. Enjoy!

Radioactive – Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling
Where I Stood – Missy Higgins (Emmy)
Skinny Love – Brooke Adee
Paralyzer – Finger Eleven (Kitane)
Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
Little Wonders – Rob Thomas (Logan)
Burning Gold – Christina Perri (Nora)
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons (Dmitri)
Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park
Life Without You (Duett Version) – Stanfour
Come With Me Now – KONGOS
Safe & Sound (feat. The Civil Wars) – Taylor Swift (Rin)
Broken (feat. Amy Lee) – Seether
Demons – Imagine Dragons (Cassius)
One Week – Barenaked Ladies (Daisuke)
I Can’t Stop Drinking About You – Bebe Rexha
Fall Behind Me – The Donnas
Let Her Go – Cole Vosbury
Say Something – A Great Big World
Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
Bury Me With My Guns On – Bobaflex
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
Crystal – Stevie Nicks