Self-Publishing Author: 4 Fast Tips Boost Your Publishing Program

If you’re a self-publishing author, you’re busy. Not only do you write your books, you need to promote them, and manage your business as well. Recently Melissa, one of my writing students, told me that although she’s hired a virtual assistant, she’s overwhelmed. She said: “My VA handles my Facebook group and social media posts, and that’s great. I’ve looked … Read more

Book Marketing That Works, With Free Worksheet

If you’re struggling with book marketing, you need simple tactics which work. Why simple? Because complicated promotions take time away from your writing. Self-publishing is a balancing act. You need to create books to self-publish, plus you need to market those books. Back in 2020, we posted Book Marketing Ideas: 10 Savvy Ways To Sell More Books. They’re the marketing … Read more

Short Fiction: Why Write Shorties?

I adore writing short fiction. It’s the only way I can keep several pen names going concurrently and have time to ghostwrite short fiction as well. Recently I did a Q & A with my Pro Fiction class (sorry, it’s invitation only) on writing short stories. A couple of the students weren’t keen on short fiction. They were new to … Read more

Book Editing Services No Longer Available: Apologies

Just a quick note… Please be advised that I no longer offer book editing services. If you’ve booked editing, or are on my book-editing waiting list, I’ve sent out notifications. I sincerely apologize, and I wish you much success with your book. (If you can’t find the notification, please check your Junk folder…) Why have book editing services been removed? … Read more

Short Fiction Challenges: 4 Savvy Tips To Master Them

Do you write short fiction? I’m a Gemini with a short attention span, so I enjoy writing short stories; you can write a story in an afternoon. However, as with everything, short fiction presents challenges. If you’ve tried writing short fiction and found it wasn’t your jam, that’s OK—it’s challenging to write short stories and novellas. You haven’t got the … Read more