Operation Evergreen: My Creative And Business Goals For 2020

I love the New Year! It really is my favorite time of the year and I…

Reflections On A Decade Of Self-Publishing With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross

Joe Konrath, one of the early US indies, said that “2009 will go down in publishing…

Productivity For Authors: Find Time to Write, Organize your Author Life, and Decide what Really Matters. Out Now!

Do you want to write more but feel frustrated at your lack of time? 
Are you…

Writing Tips: What Writers Can Learn From Bodybuilders

Writers know that there is always room for improvement in terms of our craft. In this…

Writing Tips: Common Mistakes In Police Procedurals

Accuracy and authenticity are important in every kind of story but this is particularly true in…

Writing Tips: Using Beats To Keep Readers Emotionally Engaged

Emotionally engaged readers are the ones that will buy and recommend your books. They will become…

How To Outline A Non-Fiction Book So Readers Can’t Put It Down

By their very nature, many non-fiction books have the clear intention of helping their readers. Author…

Book Marketing: Engineer Your Book Launch Success With A DIY Strategy

When it comes to selling books, authors have two choices: hire someone to help or apply…

Writing Tips: 6 Ways To Give Perfectionism The Boot

Perfectionism is a common issue for writers but successful, productive authors know how to deal with…

Author Mindset: 4 Practices For Overcoming Self-Doubt

Every writer grapples with self-doubt, but how we deal with those thoughts and feelings can make…

Writing Tips: 6 Ways To Write A Better Script

Writing for the stage or screen is a skill set different from that of writing books.…

6 Ways To Stay Productive In A Creative Slump

Every creative person encounters times where we’re not feeling creative at all. In this post, Macy…

Writing Tips: Using Visual Inspiration For Your Stories

If you haven’t heard of a muse board, don’t worry, you are not alone. Today’s guest…

Book Marketing: A Blueprint For Your Book Launch

Finishing your book is a huge accomplishment. Now the hard work begins. J.D. Lasica shares 10…

Writing Tips: 4 Ideas To Help Authors Revise A Book’s First Draft

It would be great if our first drafts were the end of the hard work of…

Writing Tips: Overcoming Creative Blocks With A Pendulum

Every writer has strategies they use when they’re feeling blocked creatively and the words aren’t flowing.…

How to Market Your Non-Fiction Book on Your Author Website with Relevant Content Articles

Attracting traffic to your website depends on the strategic use of your blog. SEO copywriter Dorit…

Podcasting Goes Mainstream. How Can Authors Benefit? Lessons Learned From Podcast Movement 2019

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing — and podcasts sell audiobooks because you’re reaching people…

Artificial Intelligence And The Indie Author With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross

Every week, there are news reports on how AI will impact jobs, but what about the…

7 Tips for Creating An Online Course For Writers

Online courses are one great way for authors to create multiple streams of income while also…

How To Build Your Own Home Sound Booth For Audiobooks And Podcasting

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing and podcasting is one of the best ways to…

Author Mindset: How To Thrive As A Creative In A Society That’s Always Hustling

Every successful author is both a creative and a business owner. Creative coach Margaret Olat shares…

Writing Tips: 7 Ways To Write Funnier Fiction

As Dan Brotzel points out in this post, humor is another skill writers can develop, just…

Author Mindset: Stop Reading Your Book Reviews

There’s a moment when your book goes out into the world and you realize that someone…

Author Earnings: My 2019 Breakdown Of Book Sales By Format, Genre, Vendor And Country

It’s the time of year when I report on my book sales and reflect on what…