Writers who intend to publish (or have already published) have websites. It’s as simple as that. It’s the twenty-first century, after all. Must you have one? No, of course not. You can do anything you like. But if you’re a serious writer who hopes that writing will connect with readers at some point, you have […]Read More 5 tips to improve your author website
if you’d prefer to see me talk about this, scroll to the bottom and click to the video at Write. Fix.Repeat. Someone once said that there are no new ideas, only regenerated ideas. I don’t see it this way. What’s more, if you don’t have any new and innovative ideas or are not interested in […]Read More Five Tips for Generating New Writing Ideas
Writers have been using journals of one kind or another for as long as there have been writers. Among them, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway and J.K. Rowling who famously wrote out the first draft of her first Harry Potter book in a journal in a café in Scotland while on government […]Read More Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Writing Journal
Writers get it – at least most of the time. It just may be the case, though, that there are people among us who don’t understand why it’s important to cultivate creativity in our lives. What these people don’t understand is that creativity is not confined to those who follow artistic lives. It’s important to […]Read More Five Ways to Make Your Life More Creative
Why in the world does a small publisher have a YouTube channel? Aren’t we supposed to be focused on books? Well, like our recent post about our love affair with book trailers, we also think that videos make great companions to books. Of course, this works best for nonfiction. On our fall list is the […]Read More Publishers on YouTube: Why you might enjoy them
It’s easy to publish a book in the twenty-first century digital world. You just sit down at your computer, write, format, cobble together a cover and press publish. It’s just that easy. Then you sit back and wait for the money to rain down upon you and fame to follow. Right? Not so much. You […]Read More Myths in the World of Writing & Publishing: Let’s Get Real
Don’t you love a really good movie trailer? Except when you eventually find out that the trailer showed you the only really good bits in the movie! What about a book trailer? Never heard of such a thing? Let us help you out with that. Book trailers are a thing of controversy among writers and […]Read More Book Trailers: Love them or hate them?
Who doesn’t love a library? If you just put your hand up, then step away from your computer. Put away your notebook. Forget about writing a book. Real writers love libraries. These days it seems that there are so many writing/publishing pundits who seem to think that the first consideration in writing a book is […]Read More Real Writers Love Libraries
Stephen King wrote, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” And what writer these days could argue with Stephen King? Who would want to? We have two questions for you: What does a writer read? And…What should a writer read? The short […]Read More What should writers read?