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Top 5 Ways to Use TELLs in Your Writing

“Show, don’t tell” is only half the story. You’ve probably gotten the advice that you should SHOW in your writing....

Author Interview with Jaye Helm: Be Your Inner Pirate

Arrr! Just be yourself, matey. Author Jaye HelmĀ is as likely to be found swashbuckling in full pirate garb as she...

Writing Your Story’s Climax

Everyone loves a good climax. The excitement. The energy. The tantalizing suspense of wondering what will happen next. But a...

The Real Reason You’re Not Meeting Your Writing Goals

What is writing? Don’t worry — we’re not trying to get all existential on you. It’s just that writing a...

The #1 Book Marketing Strategy

The best way to market your book is by word of mouth. Indie authors who build relationships sell more books...

Creating Realistic Characters

What should my character do?! It’s a common conundrum. You worry that if your character does the wrong thing, no...

Where to Find Your Ideal Readers

Are you connecting with your fans? People like reading, right? You shouldn’t have to hard sell them on buying your...

Using a Conflict Map to Plot Your Novel

Are you smart, or are you creative? What a terrible question! Those two qualities aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, some...

The Strategy for Choosing Amazon Categories

Choosing Amazon categories is a marketing strategy. End of story. It’s not about soul searching and asking yourself what category...

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