Confident Writer: 3 Strategies To Build Morale And Positivity

It’s time to become a confident writer. In these days of uncertainty and turmoil, many people feel disoriented and stressed. It’s natural to feel anxious; even scared. However, we’re writers. We communicate. It’s our job (and our privilege) to boost morale and positivity wherever and whenever we can. We can build confidence in ourselves and then, in others. The confident … Read more

Writing Short Stories? The Savvy Author’s Tips For Sales Success

Wondering about writing short stories? I often recommend short fiction to new authors, but established authors can benefit too. Amazon even has an entire category devoted to short ebooks—more on that in a moment. A few days back, an author told me: “Yes, but bestselling authors don’t publish very short books!” Well… Many bestselling authors know the value of short … Read more

Self-Publishing Today: 5 Tips To Kickstart Your New Career

I gave a talk to a writer’s group recently. Several writers asked whether they should get a literary agent or go the self-publishing route. They were rightly concerned about how much time they’d have to put into self-publishing. You know that I’m all-in with self-publishing, but their questions forced me to think about whether self-publishing is still a viable option … Read more

Writing Fiction And Genre: 3 Tips To Help You To Sell More Books

If you’re writing fiction, you’re writing in a genre. Literary agents expect you to tell them your novel’s genre if you want them to represent you, and if you’re self-publishing, Amazon will expect you to choose a genre too. (“Browse categories” in Amazon’s terms.) Many authors chafe at this: “I’ll decide on the genre later. It’s not important, is it?” … Read more