Writing Fiction: An “Essentials” Checklist For Your Novel

Are you wondering about writing fiction? If you’re a professional writer, fiction makes a wonderful side hustle. Who knows? You may write a bestseller. On the other hand… Recently I chatted with a couple of writing colleagues who’d tried fiction and gave it up as a pain in the you-know-what. One said: “I’d rather binge-watch Netflix than write another novel. … Read more

Kindle Publishing: Is It Too Late To Get Started?

Are you intrigued by the thought of Kindle publishing? If you’re a new author, you may be thinking that self-publishing is “vanity publishing” (it’s not) or is somehow of lesser value than “real” (traditional) publishing. (It’s most definitely not.) Over the past few weeks several readers have asked whether it’s too late to get into Kindle publishing and how to … Read more

Blog Research For Success: Find Blog Niches Fast

Did you know that blog research is essential for success if you want to create a successful blog? Not only do you need to explore potential blog niches, you also need to explore your potential audience, and monetization options. Over my 20-plus years of blogging, I’ve seen many bloggers tossing away time and money on blogs which won’t succeed. Before … Read more

Your Writing Side Hustle: 4 Steps To Thinking Like A Writer

Could writing turn into a wonderful side hustle for you? If you’re treating your passion for words strictly as a hobby, you’re wondering whether you can turn pro. I’ve received questions about this from writers around the world. Some are on furlough from their day jobs. Others’ jobs have vanished. Either way, they’re wondering whether they can turn their hobby … Read more