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

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

Outlining Fiction: 3 Tips To Make It Easy

Do you find outlining fiction a challenge? Many authors do. Authors want to: Hook readers from the first page… This makes the first scene important; it freezes authors into endless procrastination; Avoid reader-boredom in the sagging middle of their novel, so procrastination strikes again. Outlining fiction: the most important tip Please don’t let your inner editor take charge, telling you … Read more