Writing A Book: 3 Ways To Get Started And Keep Going

Writing A Book: 3 Ways To Get Started And Keep Going

Thinking about writing a book while you’re on lockdown? It should be easy. You’ve got the time, after all. Unfortunately, when you sit down to write, your mind goes blank. After ten or 20 minutes of staring at the computer screen and hating yourself, you get up and turn on the TV. In an online … Read more

Book Marketing On Instagram: 4 Tips To Boost Your Sales

A reader asked me about book marketing on Instagram last year. I haven’t used Instagram — I’m a Pinterest fan. So, I asked for tips from Insta authors at our recent writers’ group meeting. Several of our authors use Instagram as a marketing tool, so these tips come from their experiences. Firstly, the big question: … Read more

Plotting Fiction: The Most Popular Posts This Year

Plotting Fiction: The Most Popular Posts This Year

Continuing with our yearly review, let’s look at the blog’s most popular posts for plotting fiction. Is plotting a challenge for you? I found plotting horrendous for years: I was convinced that I was a pantser (someone who writes by the seat of his pants)—I was someone who couldn’t plot. Plotting fiction: you can do … Read more

Writing Nonfiction Books? 5 Strategies If You Have No Sales

Writing Nonfiction Books? 5 Strategies If You Have No Sales

“I’m writing nonfiction books,” a member of our writing group said. “But for the first time ever, I’ve had zero sales in the past three weeks. Anyone else experiencing this? I contacted Amazon KDP and they said that everything’s fine with my account.” That triggered a big discussion. Lots of our members are writing nonfiction; … Read more