Use Short Stories And Novellas To Boost Your Self-Publishing Sales

Use Short Stories And Novellas To Boost Your Self-Publishing Sales

In a recent writers’ group meeting, we talked about short stories and novellas. Several authors in the group regularly write and publish short fiction. Most published just one story a month, but several published more. The most prolific author published eight short stories each month (!), while publishing a new novel every six months. But… … Read more

NaNoWriMo: How Important Is Setting In Your Novel?

“Who’s doing NaNoWriMo this year?” (A question at our writers’ group meeting.) It’s that time of year again. November and NaNoWriMo loom large. Will you participate? BTW: no matter when you’re reading this, you can use these tips to improve your fiction… Whether you’re joining in or not, if you’re an author, you worry about … Read more

Write Fiction Readers Love: 3 Tips To Convey Emotions

Write Fiction Readers Love: 3 Tips To Convey Emotions

At a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed how to write fiction that readers love and remember. The discussion started when one author said: “Last week I caught up on my reading. I read four (genre) novels. After I finished them, I struggled to remember the characters. And the plots.” (I won’t mention which genre … Read more

Writing Fiction: Start With People To Avoid Plot Disasters

Writing Fiction: Start With People To Avoid Plot Disasters

In our latest writers’ group meeting, we talked about writing fiction and character creation and development. We’re back to our regular meetings, thank heavens. Sadly, our group’s been decimated, but we’ll build it up again. Start with plot or characters? That’s a topic which never gets old because of the two groups of fiction authors. … Read more

Blog Content: 4 Simple Ways To Find Blogging Ideas

Blog Content: 4 Simple Ways To Find Blogging Ideas

Looking for ideas for blog content? Perhaps you feel you’ve said it all; you’re squeezed dry. Blog content: what if you’ve got nothing to say? We all feel like that occasionally. Consider that you’ve got plenty to say—you’re just out of inspiration. You need to rekindle it. Let’s look at simple ways to get ideas … Read more

Freelance Writing: Easy Tips For Absolute Beginners

Freelance Writing: Easy Tips For Absolute Beginners

If you’re stuck at home and can’t work, you may be considering a side hustle like freelance writing. The freelance writers in our writers’ group have received lots of questions. The most popular question is: how do you get started? Freelance writing: start with what you know and who you know One veteran freelancer suggested: … Read more