Writing Fiction: How To Incorporate Brilliant New Ideas

Ideas are seductive, especially when you’re writing fiction. They can be dangerous too, during your first draft. If you revise while writing your first draft you might get into such a tangle that you never complete your novel. A couple of weeks back, an author asked: “is it essential to write my first draft straight through? I’ve got a couple … Read more

Fiction Author? Avoid This Hidden Pitfall In Publishing

Last week I coached two self-publishing authors who had been publishing consistently, and then took a break. This meant that they needed to kickstart sales again with advertising… and advertising is expensive. They were in despair, fearing that they were wasting their time writing fiction. What struck me was that both authors had made rebooting their self-publishing efforts needlessly challenging. … Read more