Journaling Is For Everyone: 3 Tips To Create More And Sell More

Want to write more and sell more of your writing? Try journaling. Sadly, when I suggest journaling to some writers, they tell me that they don’t have time. “Journaling? I don’t have time to journal…” Somerset Maugham is one of my favorite authors. He kept writing journals all his life. (If you get a chance, read his book, A Writer’s … Read more

Plotting Made Simple: The One-Hour Plotting Strategy

Want to learn a very simple, but powerful, plotting strategy? Whether you’re plotting a new novel or are rescuing a novel that’s crashed off the rails, your plotting woes will end forever. Plotting and the pain of pantsing novels I’m an unabashed pantser. But… pantsing tends to be painful. In my first few years of writing fiction, I cringed away … Read more

Blogging Basics: How To Generate Income From Your Blog

As you may know, I nuked my old blog, which had thousands of posts, and started completely fresh. I’ve had queries from readers who are unhappy with their own blogs, asking whether they should start over too. The short answer is: no — not unless you have very clear reasons. Any blog which has been online for a while has … Read more

Fiction Author? Avoid This Hidden Pitfall In Publishing

Last week I coached two self-publishing authors who had been publishing consistently, and then took a break. This meant that they needed to kickstart sales again with advertising… and advertising is expensive. They were in despair, fearing that they were wasting their time writing fiction. What struck me was that both authors had made rebooting their self-publishing efforts needlessly challenging. … Read more