The Habit of Being a Writer- Why?

“You should be writing everyday”- how many times have you heard that one? “Read books in your genre” is often countered with “Writers should read broadly” – both still imply you should be reading all the time. “Schedule your writing time- yes write it in on your calendar” – usually accompanies rebuttals about not writingContinue reading “The Habit of Being a Writer- Why?”

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing My First Novel

This year, 2020, is the year of finishing projects for me. I’ll be releasing the book I’ve been working on for years, and I’m about to release a very different kind of project that I’ve had in my heart for a very long time. In starting these new projects I’ve had to do two things.Continue reading “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing My First Novel”

When Writing Feels Impossible

Sometimes we just want something so badly and it fails. Sometimes we know we shouldn’t do something and we do it anyway. Sometime this causes burnout. Sometimes this is because of burnout. I’ve spent most of my life doing something because I think I ‘should’. As a result everything I ‘should do’ ends up failing.Continue reading “When Writing Feels Impossible”

What Everyone Forgets- Fiction Writer’s Guide to Platform Building

So one of my most popular videos on youtube is Wattpad Vs. WordPress, which one is better for fiction writers. Its also one of my best preforming blog posts. But I’ve learned an awful lot about building a platform in between then and now, so I wanted to do a fallow up. It’s not aboutContinue reading “What Everyone Forgets- Fiction Writer’s Guide to Platform Building”

20 Tips for Writers to Stay Strong in Your 2020 New Years Resolutions

It’s already the 20th day of 2020 which is pretty shocking to me. I was at work talking about resolutions when my alway tired and flustered co worker says to me ‘I don’t believe in new years resolutions, they’re just a capitalist scam to sell more gym memberships’ I was completely caught off guard becauseContinue reading “20 Tips for Writers to Stay Strong in Your 2020 New Years Resolutions”

10 ways to kill your passions, develop burnout and utterly destroy your life

I never thought of myself as a youtuber, as a writer, as a designer. Even when I’d created my fifth channel, finished my second manuscript, or designed the perfect dorm room. I used to be so happy, creating new and fun things everyday. Then, not long after I graduated college, all the joy and happinessContinue reading “10 ways to kill your passions, develop burnout and utterly destroy your life”

Fiction Writers: Here are The Nine Never Talked About Rules to Launching Your Author Platform from Scratch (With Examples of How Others Started)

My Anecdote // Background for why I think this is the best way to build an audience My first experience learning about the self-marketing side of being an author was reading a book called ‘your first 1000 copies’. I picked it up my first year of college and religiously followed everything it told me to.Continue reading “Fiction Writers: Here are The Nine Never Talked About Rules to Launching Your Author Platform from Scratch (With Examples of How Others Started)”

How I Plan my Author Instagram Posts, September 2019 Printable

I know September already started but I wanted to put this out in case anyone else wants to use it!  I recently stumbled across this video by Bethany Atazadeh. I’ve always had trouble being consistent on my various social platforms because I get self-conscious about what type of content I should be posting. But followingContinue reading “How I Plan my Author Instagram Posts, September 2019 Printable”

Gaining Inspiration and Motivation so You Can Finish your Novel

Many famous writers will tell you to ‘just write even if you aren’t inspired’ but writer’s block is a long and difficult battle to fight. Finding inspiration can help to get rid of writer’s block, get more word per day, make more time for writing, and simply enjoy writing more. With that in mind hereContinue reading “Gaining Inspiration and Motivation so You Can Finish your Novel”