Motivation Monday: The Beginning Is Always Today

It’s Motivation Monday again. We’re two weeks into a brand new year. Question: did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year? If you did, how’s your progress? I cheerfully admit that I’m rubbish at keeping New Year’s resolutions, so I no longer bother. If you’re not a “resolutions” fan either, try this. This Motivation Monday, make every day … Read more

Self-Publishing Fiction: The Posts You Found Most Useful In 2020

This year, the most-read posts were about self-publishing fiction and writing (how to write.) Unsurprisingly, I’ll publish more of the same in 2021. A couple of my writing students asked: “can you still make money self-publishing fiction?” Is self-publishing fiction still viable in 2021? People love entertainment, so yes, self-publishing fiction is still viable going forward. That said, if you’re … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

It’s time for this week’s motivational writing tip. I’m currently rereading Anthony Trollope’s Palliser novels for the umpteenth time, and since many authors are tackling NaNoWriMo, this quote from Trollope’s autobiography is appropriate: “When I have commenced a new book, I have always prepared a diary, divided into weeks, and carried it on for the period which I have allowed … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: Just Write

Ready for a new writing week? Let’s start with a writing tip. This quote from bestselling author Louis L’Amour is one of my favorites: “If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before … Read more