by Daniella Levy You know what’s worse than getting a rejection? Waiting for a rejection. Okay, maybe not worse. But it’s really hard. Especially when it’s a very long wait, and especially when the stakes are high. I have had five full manuscript requests from agents in my life. The wait between the request… Read More 4 Strategies for Surviving the Wait for a Response to Your Submission
by Novelty Revisions Every once in a while, you’ll write something you wish you could erase. And hey, with just a few frustrated pinky jabs into your delete key, that wish is easily self-granted if it’s just you and your word processor. If you’ve written something terrible and posted to social media, I… Read More Why We Should Dare to Write Terribly
by Angelica Hartgers When it comes to marketing your book as an author, it can be a scary thought to think about, especially if sales and marketing is not part of your skill set. As uncomfortable as it might seem, book marketing is a crucial piece of the self-publishing puzzle, and one that… Read More 3 Book Marketing Ideas You Should Be Using
by Cátia Isabel Silva As with any other profession, you will face many opinions from different people when it comes to writing, who may, most of the time, have no idea what they’re talking about. Let’s talk about the 6 most common myths you’ll hear about writing.
by J. U. Scribe Writers are courageous. However what makes writers courageous? Usually when we think of the word “courage” we think of synonyms such as brave or fearless. We often associate those terms to high risk or dangerous occupations that involves putting your life on the line as well as others. Good… Read More Writers are Courageous
by Kelsie Engen Perfectionism is a killer. Most of the time, I think I’ve taken care of my perfectionist tendencies. But then a time like this resurges in my life to remind me that I am still bowing to the invisible demons of perfectionism. Case in point: I’m at the point in my… Read More 10 Ways Perfectionism Kills the Writer (And 10 Ways it Doesn’t)
by Michael Mohr I want to talk for a fast minute about query letters. For those of you who don’t know what they are, or for those who know very little, this should prove to be a helpful post. Query letters are the first professional handshake between an aspiring author and a literary… Read More The Art of the Query Letter