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+00:00

Learn the Writer’s Lingo: A Quick Glossary

Writing and publishing, like most industries, has developed its own set of terms or “writer's lingo” to describe different facets of the trade. These involve the steps involved in creation, acquisition and distribution of books. For novice writers [...]

Learn the Writer’s Lingo: A Quick Glossary2018-12-07T13:07:13+00:00

Proper Protocol for Collecting Feedback from Beta Readers

As any seasoned author knows, you can only revise a manuscript for so long before it all just blends together. You can no longer tell whether the plot is compelling, the characters are interesting, or if it’s just [...]

Proper Protocol for Collecting Feedback from Beta Readers2018-12-07T13:41:36+00:00

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+00:00

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 Authors2018-10-09T10:10:28+00:00