Thinking positively is something I’ve always strived for — and I feel like I do a pretty good job! But as an advocate for cheerful mindsets, I felt like I couldn’t turn down reading this short book for review.
Read on to hear what I thought!
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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?
Continue reading “The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!”
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.
Continue reading “5 Ways to Eliminate Redundancy in Your Writing”
If you’re in the process of getting your book published, odds are you’ve been looking for editors and agents to hire to get your manuscript up and running in the publishing world. And if you’ve done any research on the matter, you’ll know that a solid query letter is key to landing a good literary agent.
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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!
Continue reading “When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline”
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 issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don’t know what they’re talking about. So I’m here to set the record straight. (Buckle up—this is a long read!)
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Hello all! Finals are finally over, meaning that Blogmas is going to get right back on schedule!
My hope with this video is to help even people who aren’t writers become better at written communication—especially since it’s important for every career field!
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Hi guys! Sorry I missed my blogmas post yesterday—finals week is super hectic! But I’m back today with another writing-related post for both fiction and nonfiction writers and authors: here’s what your editor does not want to see.
Continue reading “Top 10 Editor Pet Peeves”