The work-at-home life isn’t all pajamas and parties. It requires professionalism. Without it, you and your clients will suffer. Continue reading 5 Tips for Staying Professional in the Work-At-Home Writing Life
Did you know it’s National Proofreading Day?
That’s right, folks! It’s officially March 8, 2017, and that little ‘ol eight makes it National Proofreading Day. To celebrate today’s dedication to error-free writing, I thought I’d share my top 10 tips for exceptional proofreading. Continue reading “National Proofreading Day: 10 Tips to Proof It Up!”
Today in publishing, if you don’t know how to market an e-book effectively, you might as well say sayonara to your book sales. The key to marketing your e-book successfully is having a plan. Planning out your marketing campaign is essential to making a profit.
Let’s face it; we live in an age where virtually anyone can write and produce an e-book at the touch a button. The number of books we have access to is skyrocketing daily, and there is a rapidly growing e-book database online. If you want to stay ahead of the curve and attract an audience to your book, not someone else’s with similar content, you need to focus on a marketing campaign. Continue reading “How to Create an E-Book Marketing Campaign”
Gird your loins grammar geeks! We are about to enter the territory of heated debate known as the Oxford Comma Wars. Why is this humble punctuation mark such a big deal? Is it a dead and gone old-timey rule best to be buried? Let us debate! Continue reading “The Oxford Comma – Is It Dead?”
“By Bestselling Author…”
Twitter is flooded with tweets from hundreds (maybe even thousands) of authors advertising their latest work via these three words.
We think they think that it has the same impact on readers as the deep booming voice in the movie theatre saying, “From critically acclaimed” whatever. From the depths of the narrator’s voice come three words that make heads snap forward and minds say, “Oo! It must be good.” Bonus points if they know the name mentioned and have loved their previous work. Continue reading “What Is A Bestselling Author?”
Guys! Guys! Guess what!
Do you know what that means? Continue reading “5 Ways to Be a More Productive Writer”
A story isn’t a story without characters. Much like reality, it doesn’t matter how small a person appears because their actions and personality can cause an explosion.
Throughout literature there are stunning examples of deep, multifaceted characters, without which stories would be drab and boring. Take, for example, characters like Sherlock Homes and John Watson whose depth rival that of some real life individuals.
In continuation of our Fiction Writing Series, our next topic of discussion is how to create dimensional characters. Continue reading “Fiction Writing Rule #3: Create Dimensional Characters”
As National Novel Writing Month ends, the beginning of the holiday season strikes. The time of the year has come where you embark on reading stories about obnoxious gingerbread men, elves that watch naughty children, talking turkeys, and an incessant use of the word ‘Tis.’
You find yourself watching terribly scripted made for TV holiday movies and ridiculous commercials that make you want to poke your eyeballs out. Now, imagine having to read this stuff year round.
It’s a safe bet you would never again read or watch TV, and the survival of your eyeballs would be debatable.
As you feast your eyes on your NaNoWriMo work, or set your sights on your next writing project, it’s important to focus on the importance of clear and concise writing. Let’s take a minute and review some important tips that will help you prepare a fresh and crisp piece of writing for your readers. Continue reading “The Guide to Clear and Concise Writing”
In the realm of social media, Google+ has been the black sheep. Built by Google with the intent to meet and surpass Facebook, it has been “disparaged and shunned by much of the public.” The Google Plus network is primarily trafficked by professionals and individuals interested in networking or specific interests. Despite it not reaching the fame of Facebook and LinkedIn, it is still a good platform from which to market an e-book if you know how to use it. Continue reading “5 Ways to Market your eBook on Google Plus”