Writing is like any other endeavour if you plan to make a living from it. The most important thing in any business is to make sure you are offerring a product or service that people want and are prepared to pay for. Doesn't matter whether you're selling software, a rotary engine or jewellery, that rule… Continue reading How To Create a Book
Just listened to a woman I met a few years ago and she was talking at a seminar a while back. Lisa has been building a stellar career and has become a published author more than once. She knows a thing or two about writing and getting published. I had always thought she had come… Continue reading How Good Are You At Marketing or Planning?
There's a great warm feeling that rushes through your veins when 'finish' your first draft. You type "The End", print it out, get the satisfaction as you rap all the pages so they are all aligned and you clip it together to ... What comes next? Lots of work. Lots. Sadly, if you intend to… Continue reading Finished Your 1st Draft? Next…
As writers we agonise over our plot, our charaters, whether we've got the right dialogue, if we're consistent in our timeline, and much much more. We think writing is difficult. And it is. And this is why it's not: If we want to be published, there's so much more to do and the true writer… Continue reading Why Writing Is The Easy Part!
Amazon has been besieged over the recent year or two by authors trying to 'game' the system. A number of marketers have been promoting hacks and methods that are reminiscent of the techniques used to game Google, such as keyword stuffing. Why? The methods succeeded in pushing your books up the rankings, gaining more visibility… Continue reading Warning: Changes at Amazon for Book Publishers
Here's a neat little article with some true advice for any writer hoping to become published. Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or crying might sound cathartic (not to mention dramatic), it won’t help your writing get published. You can, however, develop certain behaviors… Continue reading What Should You Do To Get Published?