Why You Should Still Write and Submit Short Fiction in 2019

Short fiction submissions and publications in newspapers and literary magazines used to be one of the most popular and widely used ways for authors to demonstrate their talents to publishers and even grow a readership before they’d published [...]

Why You Should Still Write and Submit Short Fiction in 20192019-04-17T07:29:49-07:00

2 Ways to Elevate Your Writing in 2019

Part of the evolution as a writer (and self-editor) is to elevate your craft. It's about striving to describe things with clearer language, create three-dimensional, complex protagonists and villains that readers care about. To write dialogue that’s natural-sounding [...]

2 Ways to Elevate Your Writing in 20192018-12-07T11:07:02-07:00

Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?

Just what makes a book a bestseller has been evading agents and publishers for decades. Is it a writer’s unmistakable talent, a brilliant marketing plan, a shift in technology (the rise of e-readers and erotica, for instance)? However, the one thing [...]

Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?2018-12-07T13:53:47-07:00

Amazon’s CreateSpace and KDP Print are Merging: What It Means for Authors

We recently reported on the multiple printing options available to self-published authors through Amazon with their CreateSpace and newly-launched-as-of-2018 Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Print programs (find the blog post here). Lo and behold, it’s recently been announced that [...]

Amazon’s CreateSpace and KDP Print are Merging: What It Means for Authors2019-01-28T12:56:10-07:00

3 In-Person Ways to Build Your Author Network

Writing is a career notorious for its solitude, and the oft-“introverted” nature of those who pursue it. While there is a bit of truth to the introspective, self-reflective components of writing that are required, authors need to be diligent [...]

3 In-Person Ways to Build Your Author Network2018-10-09T09:43:58-07:00