I definitely did not read enough books to do a separate video for each month of the year so far, so I am wrapping up all of the books I read in a quarterly video for now! I’m not sure if it will always be this way, but for now, that’s how it is.
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Welcome back to my blog, lovelies! I’m so excited to be sharing my thoughts on this book with you today, because I feel like there is really a hole in the market when it comes to reviews of uber-popular books.
Continue reading “Book Review: “On Writing” by Stephen King”
We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. But how can you make the most of your online persona?
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Happy Thursday, writers! I was hard at work on a few manuscripts over the last week when I noticed a recurring, but simple issue: redundancy.
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It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal (or even publisher-induced) deadlines as a result.
Today, I’m going to work through a quite abbreviated timeline of the process leading up to hiring an editor for your manuscript. Of course, all of this is subjective—don’t be afraid to stray from this timeline if you find it doesn’t work for you!
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Have you recently completed your manuscript? Gone over it yourself a time or two? Then it’s probably time to hire your first developmental or line editor—and once you think you’ve found the right one, it can be really tempting to just send your book right to them and forget it for a while. But that’s not how it should work.
Continue reading “10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing An Editor for Your Book”
So you’re having trouble getting people to read what you’ve written?
But unless you’re J.K. Rowling and you’re publishing another Harry Potter novel, every writer ever has to deal with this problem on a regular basis. Not only do you have to get people to want to read your books though; you also have to make people be willing to pay money for them. And that’s a challenging feat.
Continue reading “The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)”
The first novel I wrote after high school started with just a dream.
I woke up with an idea for one specific scene somewhere in the middle of the book. So what did I do?
Continue reading “How to Turn an Arbitrary Scene (or Two) into a Full Novel”