Blogging For Authors: 5 Tips To Conquer Your Anxiety

Blogging For Authors: 5 Tips To Conquer Your Anxiety

Last week I was chatting with a friend. She’s excited about a new series of novels she’s writing. She said that her sister had told her that blogging was essential for authors. What did I think about blogging? Is it essential? Blogging made her nervous. What would she write about? Blogging: is it essential for … Read more

Book Marketing In 10 Minutes A Day For Authors Who Hate Marketing

Book Marketing In 10 Minutes A Day For Authors Who Hate Marketing

Confused about book marketing? Many authors are. This means that they fail to do any marketing at all, and inevitably, without visibility, their book sales are disappointing. Let’s make sense of book marketing — by making choices, creating a quick message and plan, and then using our ten minutes a day, every day. The minutes … Read more

Edit Your Novel And Make It Reader-Worthy: 5 Tips

You’ve written a novel. Do you need an editor? You may well do, at some stage. However, when you’ve just completed your novel, you can and should edit your novel yourself. Here’s why: The main part of the story is still in your head (this always happens, what you think is on the page, is … Read more

Plotting Fiction: 3 Plotting Tips To Make It Easy

Plotting Fiction: 3 Plotting Tips To Make It Easy

Do you find writing novels and short stories a challenge? If you do, you may believe that you “can’t plot”. In my chats with writers, many say that plotting fiction is their biggest challenge. Let’s look at three tips which will help. Plotting fiction secrets: focus on your characters I’m not a natural at plotting … Read more

An Easy Way To Start Writing Your Book

An Easy Way To Start Writing Your Book

You’re writing your book. Finally! You’re very excited, because you’ve always wanted to write. But there’s one small problem. You can’t get started. You have endless ideas, and a notebook full of “how to write” tips. When it comes to writing however, you sit down at your computer, and nothing happens. Writing your book when … Read more