Self-Publishing Today: 5 Tips To Kickstart Your New Career

I gave a talk to a writer’s group recently. Several writers asked whether they should get a literary agent or go the self-publishing route. They were rightly concerned about how much time they’d have to put into self-publishing. You know that I’m all-in with self-publishing, but their questions forced me to think about whether self-publishing is still a viable option … Read more

Business Blogging: Get Profitable Gigs When You Create Them Yourself

After a few years in the wilderness, business blogging is back. Interested in getting decent-paying blog-writing gigs from companies? Here are some B2B stats to inspire you. (B2B is business to business.) You may wonder WHY companies are paying attention to business blogging once more. Business blogging: as advertising costs increase, blogging provides value Why do companies see value in … Read more

Writing Fiction And Genre: 3 Tips To Help You To Sell More Books

If you’re writing fiction, you’re writing in a genre. Literary agents expect you to tell them your novel’s genre if you want them to represent you, and if you’re self-publishing, Amazon will expect you to choose a genre too. (“Browse categories” in Amazon’s terms.) Many authors chafe at this: “I’ll decide on the genre later. It’s not important, is it?” … Read more

Freelance Writing: 4 Ideas To Boost Your Business In 2021

Is your freelance writing business in a rut? You’ve got clients, but you feel as if you should be doing better… Or perhaps you’re new at the freelancing game, and wonder how you can get more and better clients. Consider that your success may be less about writing, and more about business. Here’s why I say that it’s less about … Read more

Writing Process: Trust Your Creative Self (It’s Not Easy)

Every writer develops their own writing process. Its foundation is trust. You need to trust your intuition (your instinct, or creative self) to develop a process which works for you, but it’s not easy. When you first begin your writing journey, you will confuse your intuition with your inner editor — your ego. A few weeks back, a coaching student … Read more