As always, it begins with ONE word.
“Readers have access to all the words they want, for free, on the internet. They don’t need your book, or mine. Not unless it’s truly worth reading.” ~V
BOOKS & BLOG
“Some of the best advice available today on the craft of writing.” Tanyo Ravicz, author of Ring of FireExplore Your Best
Enter Vanasse’s practical guide to book production, promotion, and living the writer’s life, no matter how you publish.
“I wish I had read it before I ventured into the publishing world. It might have saved me a lot of grief.” Stephanie Cole, author of Compass NorthExplore Every Author
The blog that inspired two books and thousand of readers.
An archive of six years’ worth of research and insights, with Vanasse’s characteristic focus and voice.
- Book Marketing: Your Author Brand
- Ten Truths You Need to Know about Publishing, No Matter How You Do It
- Publishing: Do You Want to Grow Your Business?
- Author Collectives: Triskele Books
“Of all the emotional clichés, tough love most applies to the work of the writer.
In revision, you must be brutal, objective, and tough—none of that warm fuzzy stuff.” ~V
DARES FOR READERS & WRITERS
DARE TO: Write to mood music
This cool website and app lets you pick a mood then delivers a stream of great music to fit. A great tool for inspiring just the right tone.
Share the Dare
DARE TO: Feed hungry with your vocab
For each correct answer, participating companies donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program.Play and feed the hungry
DARE: V’s poetry challenge
The Dare: Read today’s poem at Poetry Daily. Use the last word to inspire your own poem.Take the Poetry Dare
“Attachment for its own sake is deadly.” ~V
VANASSE’S EDITING & COACHING
Whether a writer is fine-tuning, looking for line edits, or struggling with pulling together plot, character, voice, pacing, and content, Vanasse’s expertise, experience, and wisdom have made a huge difference for authors who invest in their work.
Presenter Conferences, workshops, schools, events.
Vanasse is available for a limited number of writers’ conferences and workshops each year as well as events that promote literacy. As a former teacher, she does her best to accommodate all the classroom presentations she can.