New Novella, Docherty 5, and More Updates

I couldn’t think of a witty title. When I made the decision to dust this blog off and make it, not only a tool for myself but for others as well, I got carried away with writing articles and haven’t posted much else, so I decided it was time for an update on what takes... Continue Reading →

You can be a mom (or parent) and write too. There, I said it. I remember the rush I felt when I saw the plus sign on my pregnancy test and how I ran out into the night and snow to tell my husband we were having a baby—and then I remember the morning sickness... Continue Reading →

4 Affordable Editing Options

Whether you've finished your first novel or you're an experienced publisher, editing isn't always a service you can afford. There are a lot of options when it comes to more affordable editing and we'll go through a couple of them. When I first published in 2012, I found an editor on Kijiji or Craigslist. I... Continue Reading →

Finishing Your Novel: Helpful Tips

There are two general categories of writers: Planners and Pantsers Keep in mind that these categories are broad and many writers fall somewhere in between. Planners and Pantsers Planners tend to plan ahead with worldbuilding and chapter outlines, while pantsers like to sit down and let the writing happen on its own. There are definitely... Continue Reading →

Publishing is changing. Do I think Apps like Tapas and Radish are going to replace paperback and ebooks? No, but I do think they have great opportunities for authors and might be one of the best ways to build a readership in the coming years. I put together this Power Point presentation and presented it... Continue Reading →

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