Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Have you heard of decision fatigue? If you’re ready to dismiss it as trendy nonsense—how can making decisions exhaust you?—not so fast. A couple of months ago, I found myself mentally exhausted. I wasn’t sure why: my work hadn’t changed, nor had anything changed much at home. After thinking about my daily routines, I began … Read more

Book Marketing On Pinterest: 4 Tips To Sell Your Books

Book Marketing On Pinterest: 4 Tips To Sell Your Books

A few weeks ago, in a writers’ group meeting, we discussed using social media for book marketing. Several authors used Instagram, others used Pinterest. It became a heated discussion: does social media sell books? Book marketing on social media: does it help you to sell more books? One author was adamant: social media, she said, … Read more

Regency Romance Standard: Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

Regency Romance Standard: Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself a little bored with current Regency romance. So, I decided it was time to enjoy myself by rereading the gold standard in Regency romance: Georgette Heyer. The Regency romance standard: Heyer’s heroes Nothing beats Georgette Heyer’s heroes. For example, here’s Charles Rivenhall, from The Grand Sophy: “The … 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