Content Planner: 3 Tips To Choose A System That Works For You

Do you use a content planner? Today, regardless of the kind of writing you do, a planner can help you to stay sane, and avoid missing deadlines. Essentially, a planner helps you to avoid procrastination and get things done. That’s essential for solo entrepreneurs. When thinking about how to develop plans, think of what you need to create. You may … Read more

6 Tips To Clear The Decks And Set New Self-Publishing Goals

Did you achieve your self-publishing goals for this year? It’s November, so there’s still time to finish projects, and clear the decks for next year. Start by reviewing your sales. Self-publishing goals: review your sales (what worked?) A book you know will sell, doesn’t. Another book you wrote to amuse yourself takes off. What worked for you this year? Consider: … Read more

Write Fiction And Sell: 3 Tips To Attract Loyal Readers

Today, self-publishing is big business. With many millions of books available, how do you write fiction that stands out? It can be a struggle. Not only do authors compete with other self-publishers, they also compete with: Traditional publishers. Literary agents. Amazon’s powerful imprints. Traditional publishers are relaunching authors’ backlists. Literary agents survey the battlefield, ready to pounce on new authors … Read more

Serial Fiction: What Is It, And Why Write It?

Are you wondering about serial fiction? I’ve had questions about serials over the past couple of months, including: What they are. How you write them. Who buys them. Which genres? And more. Here’s a quick definition: a serial is a long story, published as a part-work. Although a serial is similar to a novel, in that it’s a story with … Read more

A Creative Goal: Know Why, And Begin, To Avoid Danger

Want to achieve a creative goal? The goal can be anything. It may be: To win a top-tier client in an industry (freelance writing.) Publish a series of novels (novelist.) Develop an online class (although you’re new to teaching, you have knowledge and hard-won insights to share.) After setting a creative goal for a project late last year, I haven’t … Read more