STOP Trying to Doing Everything Right (writing, marketing, and publishing advice)

Is it possible to do everything right when creating a novel to be published? There are thousands of blog posts (not to mention all the books, youtube videos, college classes, and E-courses dedicated to writing) about what to do to create the perfect novel, the perfect query, get published, and sell millions of copies. IContinue reading “STOP Trying to Doing Everything Right (writing, marketing, and publishing advice)”

What is a Better Platform for Fiction Writers? Wattpad VS WordPress

While WordPress has been my main platform since 2015 I have had some issues maintaining a posting longevity. Due to the way searches appear on WordPress it is hard for older content to get found unless it is in a very specific range that is very searched but not filled with content. My post writingContinue reading “What is a Better Platform for Fiction Writers? Wattpad VS WordPress”

Interview With Self-Published Author Annie Louise Twitchell

Annie Louise Twitchell used to be like the rest of us, an aspiring writer. But she was braver than the rest of us and took on the challenge of self-publishing. Her book Spinner of Secrets has been described as an “amazing retelling” and “an enchanting fairy tale retelling written with a lyrical hand.” She has been running herContinue reading “Interview With Self-Published Author Annie Louise Twitchell”

Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform

I’m currently reading two books about how to market your novel. These both mostly focus on building your platform. “Sell Your Book Like WildFire” and “Your First 1000 Copies” both have similar content but their approach is entirely different. Your First 1000 Copies is a very fun seemingly up to date book for having been written inContinue reading “Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform”

Do I Recommend Lynda.com to Writers?

We’ve all seen the ads for lynda.com where you learn skills for a small fee but I recently had the opportunity to try it out for free. My main goal when reading on there was to learn writing skills. When I went on there for the first time… I was Initially Disappointed When I saw theContinue reading “Do I Recommend Lynda.com to Writers?”

A Writer’s New Year’s Resolution:

I will try to people watch every hour I will try to learn something every day I will try to write a blog post every week I will try to send out an email every fortnight I will try to read a well-written book every month I will try to speak with an industry professionalContinue reading “A Writer’s New Year’s Resolution:”

Query Letter Tips Told by Agents

I had the privilege of being able to go to a writers conference a couple months ago and was able to listen to agents critique other people’s query letters. Here’s what I learned: They liked hearing that the novel was completed Hearing that beta readers like the book was a big plus They want to hear whatContinue reading “Query Letter Tips Told by Agents”

This years writing books

“No Plot No Problem” in now in my top two nonfiction books. I had never picked the book up because I love to plot out me books, but now that I started reading it, I relies that the title is misleading. The book is not about not having a plot, it’s about having fun writing.Continue reading “This years writing books”