Write More, More Easily: An Easy Strategy To Try Today

What could you achieve if you chose to write more? I’m fond of saying that you can overcome any writing challenge by writing more. You might: Get more writing commissions, if you contacted your freelance clients regularly; Sell more books, if you’re a self-publishing author; Develop a lucrative side hustle based on writing, if you’d like to become a full-time … Read more

A Weird Trick To Use For Your Writing (It’s Easy)

Want a weird trick for your writing? The trick works, for any kind of writing, whether you’re writing fiction, creating content, blogging… It’s great for copywriting, when you need to get out of your own head, and think like your audience. The trick makes writing easier, because: You can do it in five minutes or less; It’s super-simple; and (most … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Ingenious Ways To Conquer “The Wall”

You’re writing fiction. Unfortunately, your inspiration is flagging. Then it dies. Professional novelists know that after period of inspired writing, at around 10,000 words, they’ll hit “the wall.” The wall is the point at which you think your novel is a complete disaster. Not only do you hate it, you stop caring. More than anything, you want to nuke the … Read more

Writing Process: 5 Savvy Ways To Conquer Your Resistance To Writing

Every writer needs a writing process to conquer resistance to writing. Resistance happens, no matter how many deadlines you have or how much you usually enjoy writing. On some days, you’d rather do anything than write. To avoid writing, you spend an hour decluttering your bedroom closets, or mowing the lawn. Unfortunately, resistance is not only common, it can also … Read more

Self-Publishing Sales: A Weird Trick To Sell More Novels

Self-Publishing Sales: A Weird Trick To Sell More Novels

You’re a self-publishing author. Want to make more sales? Of course you do. This weird trick (I wouldn’t call it a strategy) will boost your sales, almost painlessly. It doesn’t cost anything except maybe ten minutes of your time every few days. I discovered the trick when I was working with students in one of my fiction plotting classes. As … Read more