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 Fiction Writers Find Their Audience // Make an Actionable Plan and Create Compelling Content

The reader profile. Essentially a character sheet that lets you envision the person you’re actually writing your book for. It could be anyone, maybe even someone very similar to you. I thought I knew my target audience inside and out, being that they are essentially a younger version of me. I thought this old businessContinue reading “How Fiction Writers Find Their Audience // Make an Actionable Plan and Create Compelling Content”

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”

Becoming a Full-Time Writer

Most people only dream of becoming a full-time writer. It sounds impossible, to make a living writing. So how do so many people do it? Today I’m breaking down how one becomes a full-time writer. How A Writer Makes Money Your primary goal as a writer would be to sell the book you write. ButContinue reading “Becoming a Full-Time Writer”

Can You Teach Yourself to Write a Best Seller?

You can spend a fortune learning how to write great prose. And another fortune to learn the ins and out of the publishing industry. Writing well isn’t something everyone can do. Not only that but there are so many different paths you can take to get published, to promote your self, story’s you can writeContinue reading “Can You Teach Yourself to Write a Best Seller?”

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)”

Why Setting Matters More Than Characters in Many Novels

I remember being asked the same the same question two times in my life. What are the words that you use to define yourself? EX: Mother, Father, Writer, Reader, Explorer. After making a long list choose three. For a character, three character traits might define them but you see the same traits repeated over andContinue reading “Why Setting Matters More Than Characters in Many Novels”

What It feels like to Finish Writing a Novel

Euphoria. Where ever you are when you put down the last line of your first draft, you will stop and look around as if seeing the world for the first time. Every breath will seem new, delightful, fulfilling, life-giving. Every sound is pleasant, softly filling the world with a harmony of earth song. Empty. CompletelyContinue reading “What It feels like to Finish Writing a Novel”

Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!

I’ve been very fortunate to receive three custom responses from publishers on my first manuscript World War Marlow. So today I wanted to share the structure and ideas behind how I broke mine down. I’ll be writing this mostly for people who were in my shoes last year- having only the base knowledge of whatContinue reading “Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!”