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Digital Housekeeping for Creativity

Posted on 3/4/2020
In the spring, many people greet the new season with a thorough housekeeping. Sweeping out the cobwebs is a wonderful way to revive our spirits after the long winter months. Spring also can be an excellent time to do a little digital housekeeping.

Create Your Signature Workshop

Posted on 3/4/2020
For an author or professional, having a signature workshop is a great tool and calling card to increase visibility in the industry. The key to building a submission that will get you accepted into conferences—and invited to speak to fellow writers—be

Content Marketing Smarter, Not Harder

Posted on 3/4/2020
With authors taking on more and more marketing responsibilities—and with so many channels for reaching readers—it’s hard to know where to begin. Figuring it all out takes time and energy—time and energy you probably want to spend on your stories.

Robots Are Coming to Take Our Jobs

Posted on 3/4/2020
Since the first version of this article was submitted in early January, there have been two major developments regarding artificial intelligence and publishing. As someone who works at the bleeding edge of technology, I shouldn’t have been surprised.

Find the Right Place for Your Project

Posted on 2/3/2020
When I started my romance-writing journey in 2000, most agents, editors, and publishers only wished to hear from aspiring authors in a very narrow and specific way.

Settings at Your Fingertips

Posted on 2/3/2020
A well-written setting can transport a reader into a story and make them feel as if they’re on the page alongside your characters.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Edits)

Posted on 2/3/2020
In my years as an editor at three publishing houses, mentoring dozens of freelance editors, and now running my own independent editorial business, I consistently encounter authors’ confusion and lack of information over the editorial process.

New Name, New Career?

Posted on 2/3/2020
In the summer of 2017, I was done. My books were breaking even at best. I’d been at self-publishing for four years.

The Author Energy Crisis

Posted on 1/14/2020
When I first got an electric car, it was a challenge to remember to plug the thing in. More than once, I’d get halfway through my business around town and suddenly hear...

Traveling to International Signings

Posted on 1/14/2020
International signings are an excursion growing in popularity. Due to the growing accessibility of books on e-reading devices internationally, authors are finding their fan bases growing in nations all over the world.

The Calendar Nerd’s Guide to Creative Marketing in 2020

Posted on 1/14/2020
Welcome to 2020! Prohibition celebrates its one hundredth anniversary this year, as does the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave (some) women the right to vote. Nylon stockings turn eighty this year and are no doubt a little saggy around the ankles...

Challenge Your Bias

Posted on 1/14/2020
I am a biased individual. So are you, so is your child, and even your dog or cat. If it hurts to read that, please don’t think of this as a personal attack. It’s because every single human, most animals, and some plants show bias.

The Writing Cure

Posted on 12/3/2019
A couple of years ago, I accidentally put myself on a writing cure. And it helped.