Writing Fiction: 2 Beginner Mistakes You Can Avoid

You’re writing fiction. Unfortunately however, the wonderful story and plot in your head never makes it to the page. Wince. That’s OK. When you start out writing fiction—writing anything—you know what you want to say. You need to find the words to say it. But things get lost in translation. In fiction, getting the story in your head onto the … Read more

Offering Book Ghostwriting Services: 5 Tips To Get Started

Interested in offering book ghostwriting services? If you love to write and think you’d enjoy writing books for others, you may have a career as a book ghostwriter ahead of you. In this article, we’ll look at ghostwriting nonfiction books, like biographies, memoirs, and other nonfiction. In some ways, ghostwriting a nonfiction book is more challenging than fiction, because you’ll … Read more

Freelance Writing: Launch A Writing Business In 24 Hours

Freelance Writing: Launch A Writing Business In 24 Hours

Want to start a freelance writing business? Over the past few months I’ve received questions about how to get started fast. So let’s look at a few simple steps; by tomorrow, your new freelance business can be up and running. And you’ll be in fashion, because today, freelancing is big business. Freelance writing: freelancing is big business now According to … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Show Up And Keep Showing Up

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Show Up And Keep Showing Up

I love this writing tip, “80 percent of success is showing up.” There’s some controversy about this quote: who said it first, and which variant was used first, whether it was said about “life”, or about “success.”’ Whatever—it’s a brilliant writing tip. A fundament writing tip: show up The quote’s often attributed to Woody Allen, who reports he did say, … Read more

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