Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Publisher's (Blackwyrm LLC) 2009 Fiction Catalogue

Hey everyone! I'm excited to post that Blackwyrm LLC has sent the 2009 Catalogue to me and I've created a page on my website. It will be updated as I receive book covers from them as well as new information. I'm in a very interesting group of Authors.
Check it out!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Tracking Fans

Tracking Fans
by Lynn Tincher

Tracking your fans can be an easy task if you follow a few simple rules. Always take a sign up sheet with you to all of your appearances. This will give your readers a chance to sign up to hear from you. Collect as much personal information as you can, especially email addresses.

Email is the fastest and easiest way to connect with your readers and keep them informed. Add a sign up link on your website and anyplace you have electronic information. This way, the information can be sent directly to a database for collection. Use iFanz, Constant Contact or other email database companies to help you collect and maintain your mailing lists as well as the emails you send to your readers. Constant Contact, for example, is the program I use. I can send emails to different groups of readers depending on the type of information I need to have sent. Plus this is a great way to store your information remotely instead of using your own computer. This will lesson the risk of losing your information.

Do your research and find out the method that works best for you and good luck!

Copyright 2008 - Lynn Tincher

Monday, December 8, 2008


I am excite to announce that I am quoted in L. Diane Wolfe's new book...

By L. Diane Wolfe
ISBN 0-9816210-2-3
/ 978-0-9816210-2-9
Release Date: March 17, 2009

Are you ready to break through the barriers obstructing your goals and move into a position of leadership? Then do so with SPUNK! Learn the steps required to overcome obstacles and become an effective and dynamic leader. The five keys guide you through:
Developing a positive attitude
Learning people skills
Raising self-esteem
Overcoming fears
Setting goals
Joined by authors David Ambrose, p.m.terrell, Darlene Wofford, Jocelyn Andersen, Bob Johnson, C. Denise Sutton, and Bill Wilson, Wolfe's book will energize your passion for life!

Exciting News!

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as I have. This past week has been an exciting one for me. I am very excited to announce that the contract for the publication of the second edition of Afterthoughts was signed today. I look forward to working with Blackwyrm, LLC in making The Mind Bending Series a success.

I want to thank Wiley Ezell for allowing me to be a part of his radio show "We Talk Back" from Louisiana. We had a great time and I gave a free copy of Afterthoughts to Joan Adkins. I will be sending out the link for everyone to listen to very soon.

I am looking forward to this weekend's signing at the Casey County Public Library in Liberty Kentucky. I will be there on December 13th from 10:00 to 11:30. You can find out more by visiting I look forward to meeting everyone there.

With Afterthoughts' second edition in the works (due to be published in April 2009), I am running a special on the first edition through my web site. From now until December 20th, if you order the paperback or hardcover autographed edition of Afterthoughts, you will get $12 off and the American Cancer Society will still receive 10% of the profits. Visit here to place your order and use coupon code FIRST08 during the checkout process. Feel free to pass the code along to your friends. (Note: This only applies to orders placed on my web site.)

Book Signings: Casey County Public Library 238 Middleburg Street Liberty, Kentucky, December 13, 200810:00-11:30

Southern Kentucky Book Fest Sloan Convention Center Bowling Green, Kentucky April 18, 2009

If you would like to submit an article for consideration in The Literary Lynnch Pen, please visit TLLP calendar here to see the themes for upcoming editions. Send your submissions to with "Submissions" in the subject line. Be sure to include your contact information and any web sites you may have. I'll be glad to add them to the newsletter.

Lynn Tincher
Author of Afterthoughts

Coming articles in the Literary Lynnch Pen:
December 15th
Writing Tips - Tracking Your Fans
Featured Artist - Brittany McChristian

Monday, December 1, 2008

Finding an Editor

Finding an Editor

by Lynn Tincher

It is vitally important to have your work edited, especially if you are a self published author. The biggest mistake a writing can make is believing that they can edit their own material.

Even the best editors sometimes lets things slip through. While they may be excellent at editing, they may not be the best proof readers. It is always a good idea to have other proof readers look at your material. I had several. What once person may accidentally let pass, another reader will catch.

Do your research. Find out from other authors which editors they've used. Many publishers have their own editors that they use but it is still a good idea to have an independent source.

Read other author's blogs on the subject and research any editors you many be interested in. Don't be afraid to ask them for references if need be.

Here's a couple of sites with some helpful information to get you started.

Copyright 2008 - Lynn Tincher