Why Should Authors Have a Blog?

Why Authors Need a Blog A writer’s time is precious. Twenty-four hours may seem like a lot of time, but when you are an author in today’s highly competitive environment, what you choose to do with those hours can make a big difference. The concept of blogging has been around for years now. Many who […]

Want to Self-Publish Your Book? Here’s Why You Need an Editor

If you are looking to self-publish your work, you may be tempted to cut costs by skipping on professional editing. Here’s our advice to you – DON’T! The thrill of having written the closing chapter makes it very tempting to just publish it right away. We understand that thrill. But a professional writer knows that […]

What is an Author Platform? Do I Need One?

There is much talk among writers, agents, editors and publishers about “author platform”. But what is it? What does it mean for you as a writer, whether you’re published or not? There are a few definitions of platform. Starting with the first thing: your platform is your audience. As a writer, who are the people […]

Finish What You Start

One of my biggest problems as a writer is finishing what I’ve started. I always have lots of different ideas in my head at the same time, so I have a hard time committing to one project. Perhaps you’re like me and you have folders full of abandoned novels and short stories on your computer? Or […]

3 Questions Every Creative Person Must Ask

Article written by Jane Friedman. Source I’m starting to find that the same dilemmas come up again and again when I talk with a group about online media and marketing. These are dilemmas that I can’t solve. They boil down to three questions you have to ask yourself—and be able to answer honestly—to find a […]

How To Get Published

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED:  The Short Answer 1) Write your book. 2) Query literary agents about your book. 3) If you succeed with Step 2 and find a literary agent, your literary agent will sell your book to a specific editor who will champion your book on behalf of the publisher. HOW TO GET PUBLISHED: […]