Author: Guest Contributor
Good editing can make or break your manuscript, but as an indie author, Janelle Riley knows that this can’t always be in the budget. She shares when to choose self-editing and how to get started.
You want to protect your rights and your works as much as possible, so you should register a trademark, right? Lawyer Kelley Way teaches us when you should register and when you should wait.
Many of us think of experts as people with all the answers, but Catharine Bramkamp tells us why the true experts are really the people with all the questions.
Enjoy this author Q&A with mystery and thriller novelist Lisa Towles featuring her upcoming novel, Ninety-Five!
Marilyn Flower tells us about the BYOB Challenge and how writing blog posts to develop her characters led to eventually publishing a bestselling ebook.
LA Bourgeois discusses a common problem for writers and how to fix it: Have a scene or character that’s feeling stale? Add a goblin! Your own little agent of chaos will help show you your story.
Nevada McPherson recounts her personal experience longing for change, then longing for a return to normalcy, but the challenges that surprise us are an opportunity to learn and grow.
Descriptive writing is necessary for any author to use, painting clear pictures in the minds of readers. Keri Kruspe goes into the details to teach us how to use descriptive writing effectively.
Self-publishing is fantastic for those seeking more control over how their novel is sold, but it is surrounded by myths and misconceptions, so Janelle Riley tells us the truth about self-publishing.
When you protect a work, how long does copyright last? Well, it varies. Novelist and lawyer Kelley Way explains two copyright acts, how long the protections are, and which works these acts apply to.
LA Bourgeois reviews Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds, which promises to use neuroscience to make you more productive and your writing better.
In an interview with Emma Dhesi, Beth Barany tells us how she started writing novels and how she uses coaching and her books to help new authors write their own novels too.
When you wait for inspiration, sometimes it never shows up. Kim Lozano shares her list of thoughts (literally!) for getting into the right mindset to write, strategically influencing our own emotions.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a rut, where even our tried and true methods can’t pull us out. Catharine Bramkamp tells us how to shake it up and break the rut.