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

Write A Book: Get Started In 3 Easy Steps

You want to write a book, but not now: you’ll start later, when you have more time. Many beginning authors never get started, because writing a book seems too complicated. They tell themselves stories like: “I don’t have enough time…” “After I do all my research…” “No one will buy my book anyway, so what’s the point?” Want to write … Read more

Write Fiction: 3 Ways To Write From Your Life

I’ve received some questions from readers who want to write fiction. When they try however, they find that they’re writing from their life. Is fictionalizing your experiences allowed? Of course it is. Most first novels are semi-autobiographical. Think of it this way. When you write fiction, you’re tapping into your emotions. Memory’s tied to emotion, so your own “stuff” will … Read more

Trello Tips For Stressed Writers And Authors

Feeling stressed? Let’s look at some Trello tips to help you to manage your writing business. You may not be using Trello to its fullest potential; it’s a simple app, but powerful. Trello can be free, depending on how you use it and it’s one of my favorite business apps. It decreases stress by helping you to feel in control—you … Read more