Writing a book is hard enough. When you self-publish, your workload multiplies exponentially.
For first-time, self-publishing authors, the work involved can be particularly daunting. You’re taking on a process that is traditionally completed by a team of experienced professionals, and since it’s your first time, you don’t know what you’re doing or how to do it. Hopefully, today’s checklist will provide you with some basic guidelines to help you develop a solid plan that you can use to self-publish your first book. Read More
National Grammar Day: March 4, 2014. Every year on March fourth, we set aside a day to honor and celebrate grammar. Grammar is either near and dear to a writer’s heart or it’s the bane of a... [Read more]
You can’t have too many writing tips! The first time someone told me “show, don’t tell,” I had no idea what they were talking about. Show what? Isn’t writing, by its very... [Read more]
Critiques make your writing better. Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book 10 Core Practices for Better Writing. This excerpt is from “Chapter Seven: Feedback,” which offers tips for giving... [Read more]
Fiction writing prompts for every genre. Today I’d like to share a selection of fiction writing prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which includes 500 fiction prompts plus prompts... [Read more]
Before writing a query letter… You’ve finished your book, and you’re ready to get it published. What should you do first? If you’ve opted to get your book traditionally published,... [Read more]
From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Cut-and-Paste Poetry. Today’s poetry writing exercise is from 101 Creative Writing Exercises. The exercises in this book encourage you to experiment with different... [Read more]
Writing resources for more compelling language. This is one of my favorite writing resources of all time. It is subtitled “An Introduction to Poetry,” but it’s full of concepts that can... [Read more]Get more creative writing ideas and tips for better writing...