One question I ask aspiring writers is “What is holding you back from taking the next step?” This question is important. Not just for writing, producing, promoting and marketing a book, but for any area of your life. What is holding you back? What is keeping you from taking that next step toward your goal […]
SELF-PUBLISHING 101, INTRODUCTION I hear it every year, and mostly from myself. “This is the year I will publish my book.” Then your excitement and determination fades and soon it’s December with your manuscript unfinished and/or unpublished. THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT, right? You’ve made another New Year’s Resolution: to get published. But do you really know what […]
After working with five editors in the course of publishing my last five books, I have learned the essential elements of establishing a good relationship between my editor and me. Like most lessons, many have been learned through mistakes, some very costly. Since I doubt that my experience is unique, I ‘ll detail the lessons […]
Are you writing for fun or profit, is it a business or is it a hobby? Without evidence of published works and records of profits and losses, it is a hobby, so says the IRS. Why even ask the question? Why does it matter? All too often, in my experience anyway, we women deny the importance […]
In an earlier post, “Want To Write A Novel? 5 Tips to help you find out…”, we discussed the ‘why’s’ of writing a novel: tips for the novice novelist to ensure that the story and characters are liked, maybe even loved because of the amount of time needed with our stories. Now that you’ve decided […]
Is writing a novel somewhere on your bucket list? Or is there a character or story that keeps floating around in the periphery of your mind? If so, you’re not delusional or still feeling the effects of the pot you smoked years ago, you’ve got company, lots of us, in fact. The good news for […]
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