Your Writer’s Journal: 4 Practical Tips For This Powerful Tool

Do you have a writer’s journal? A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the benefits of journaling in our writing group. The benefits have been known for years. However, writers’ journals are a little different. You may have one, or several. I have a bullet journal for every day, but for long projects like books, … Read more

Write A Novel: Make It Easy With A Bullet Journal And Collections

You want to write a novel. Perhaps you’ve already begun. However, you’re struggling. It’s a mess. How will you remember all the details of settings, characters, and your plot’s elements? And more to the point: how will you find what you need immediately, while you’re in the middle of writing? A bullet journal for your … Read more

Increase Self-Publishing Sales: 3 Alternative Platforms to KDP

Are your self-publishing sales slow? If you’re relying solely on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, several of our writers’ group members reported that the platform is changing and it’s challenging to make sales. “I’m spending more on ads,” one author reported, “and selling less. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready to give up.” … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Quick Tips To Create Satisfying Reads

Creating a satisfying story is a big challenge when you’re writing fiction. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed reader satisfaction. “I love thrillers and adventure stories,” one author said, “but everything I’ve read lately is all about the plot. The characters are either TSTL (too stupid to live) or are a bunch of … Read more

New Author? 3 Tips For Success In Your Self-Publishing Business

If you’re a new author, developing a self-publishing business is a challenge. Not only do you need to be creative, but you’re also faced with learning new things every day. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we welcomed a new member. “He’s just about ready to give up,” the member who’d brought him along explained. … Read more