Self-Publishing: 5 Quick Tips To Help You To Avoid Procrastination

Have you been procrastinating on your self-publishing ambitions? Procrastination is a challenge for both nonfiction and fiction authors. Nonfiction authors distrust their inspiration. One author told me: “I’ve already started three books—but there’s dozens of nonfiction books on those topics already.” Have you nixed an idea because “it’s already been done?” When you’re looking for nonfiction ideas, competition should encourage … Read more

New Fiction Author? Publish Short Stories To Hone Your Skills

I’m a big fan of short fiction. If you’re a new author, publishing short stories gives you a boost in confidence. Myths about short fiction abound. “Readers won’t read short stories,” my students tell me. Not so. Many readers love short material. Readers are willing to pay and invest 30 minutes in a story, but will baulk at investing hours … Read more