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

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

Write A Book Fast: 2 Simple Ways To Make Writing Easier

Are you struggling to write a book? I work with self-publishing authors every day. Their biggest challenges: failing to answer the why? question, and over-thinking the process. This leads to procrastination and self-doubt. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, your writing process will go more smoothly if you write your blurb (book description) first. Although you’ll rework your book’s blurb … Read more