Marketing For Writers Who Hate Marketing: Resources

I’ve received requests to create a list of my “marketing for writers” books. Apologies. It’s remiss of me not to have created topic-specific lists of my books so that they’re easier to find when you need them. Marketing for writers: four books to help Marketing is a real hassle for many writers. Yes—it’s a hassle for me too, even though … Read more

Your Writing Business: 3 Ways To Get Back To Business Today

How’s your writing business coping? Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re well: determined to get back to work, no matter what else is happening. I’ve received some messages from writers who fear for their writing business. Worse: they’re horribly stressed. They don’t want to write. One writer said that he hasn’t written anything for a month. Remember … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To Do It Your Way

Are you writing fiction? Lately I’ve received many more questions about fiction. Most of them can be answered in four words: do it your way. Writing fiction without rules Questions: I don’t know how to… But what if… I can’t write (something or other)… Someone said that… To repeat: do it your way. Every novel and short story you write … Read more

A Writing Journal: 3 Tips To Ease Stress And Improve Your Writing

Here’s a question I’ve been asking my stressed-out students: “Do you keep a writing journal?” Over the years, I’ve found that journaling: Reduces stress; Enhances productivity, so that you get more done in less time; Helps with overall creativity. Why journal NOW? In a word, stress. While we’re isolating ourselves, stress is a big challenge. We’re not in control; this … Read more

Freelance Writing: Stay Creative And Rebuild Your Business

Are you facing the rebuilding of your freelance writing business? Many of the freelance writers with whom I’ve chatted over the past few weeks are struggling with cancelled gigs and clients who’ve shuttered their businesses. Although it seems Pollyanna-ish to say: “you’ll soon be back, bigger and better than ever,” a positive attitude is vital. Believe in yourself. Pray: prayer … Read more