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

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

Writing A Book: 3 Tips To Overcome Challenges When Starting

Are you writing a book? In a recent writers’ group meeting, we looked at common startup hassles that authors experience with a book-length project. “I start out great. Then I feel as if I have no idea what I’m doing, and I give up,” one author said. “I’ve got three novels I’ve started.” Several other … Read more

Book Marketing On Social Media: 4 Savvy Ideas To Create A Strategy

You’re looking for book marketing ideas. Although social media can seem like a no-brainer—you’ve got to get the news out about your book—it’s also a time sink. How do you promote your book without wasting hours on social media? Start with a strategy. Last year, when we discussed social media at our writers’ group, just … Read more

Want To Write A Novel? These Tips May Help If You’re Stressed

With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, and coming up fast, you’re remembering your dream: to write a novel. Last month our group discussed NaNoWriMo and stress. Our writers’ group includes authors who’ve been traditionally published, as well as self-publishing authors. It also includes aspiring authors who want to write, and would, if the whole idea of … Read more