by Whitney Carter If you’re anything like me, I have a hard time writing if I can’t get a story’s hook correct. It will bother the daylights out of me, so that I write a sentence or two, then go back and try to edit the first line, which usually results in having to… Read More A Look at Effective Novel Intros
by Kelsie Engen The moment you think you know everything about writing, that’s the moment your writing plateaus. Last week I talked about why writers should read voraciously. But that was a post focused on fiction. You know, reading in the genre you write. For instance, if you write fantasy, you ought to be familiar… Read More Why You Should Read About Writing
by Meg Dowell For the first week of 2017, because of the new year, I did not write any articles. Clients either weren’t ready to assign them yet or they were having me work on other projects (because being a content creator means you get to write marketing emails too). For many of you,… Read More Why You’re Not You When You’re Not Writing
by Samantha Fenton You’re ready to start writing another book. Writing’s a habit, or to some an addiction. Why wouldn’t you be writing? You really, really need to start another writing project. The only problem: finding that perfect idea to write about. What should your next book be about?
by Allison Maruska A friend emailed me a question. She’s written a book and is considering what to do with it. Her question: “How do you self-publish on Amazon?” She didn’t mean what buttons to push on KDP that makes the book go live. She meant: “What are the steps necessary to prepare a… Read More Four Questions to Ask Before You Hit “Publish”
by J.U. Scribe It’s been over a year since I published my book, Before the Legend. This past year I’ve learned so much about self-publishing and marketing. Although I’m thankful for the little successes and milestones I was able to reach, there were several things I wish I could have done differently before and after self-publishing my… Read More 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing
by Meg Dowell What is your reaction – or what do you perceive your reaction will be like – when you finally finish writing that first draft? Relieved? Sad? Ecstatic? Numb? All of the above? Finishing a first draft of any major piece of writing is an emotional roller coaster. You probably expect to… Read More On Learning to Be Happy with Your Imperfect Draft