Self-Publishing And “Real” Publishing: Tips For New Authors

Self-Publishing And “Real” Publishing: Tips For New Authors

Interested in self-publishing? It’s a popular topic in our online writers’ group. We’re online-only for now, until things get back to normal. One of the benefits of being online is that we can support each other through this global madness. Self-publishing—the big question: is it “real” publishing? An aspiring author in the group asked: “Self-publishing’s … Read more

Inspiring Bullet Journal Ideas You Can Use For Reading And Writing

Inspiring Bullet Journal Ideas You Can Use For Reading And Writing

Love your bullet journal? Whether you decorate your journal, or not, a bullet journal is an amazing tool both for your reading, and writing. But should you have one journal, or more? Your bullet journal: should you have one, or several? We discussed this at a recent writers’ group meeting. Our group has several BuJo … Read more

Book Marketing: Covers, Colors And Branding

Book Marketing: Covers, Colors And Branding

In our first authors’ writing group meeting this year we discussed book marketing, as well as websites, branding, and colors. Several authors were planning their covers for upcoming releases, and a couple of questions came up: What are the best colors for book marketing? How do you find great colors for a cover? Book marketing: … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To Boost A Sagging Novel

Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To Boost A Sagging Novel

You love writing fiction when you begin your novel. Your inspiration soars. You’re convinced that your novel’s central idea is the best idea you’ve ever had. Sooner or later however, usually after the first 25% of your novel, you flag. You doubt your plot and your characters. If you’re not aware that your novel needs … Read more

Mind Mapping: 3 Tips To Plot And Revise Your Novel

Mind Mapping: 3 Tips To Plot And Revise Your Novel

When you’re writing a novel, there’s a thousand pieces of information you need to keep straight. Mind mapping is the easiest way to do that, without stress. That’s the biggest benefit of a mind map: you can take in information at a glance. Rather than rereading chapters of prose, you can check your mind map, … Read more