The restless artist is an inventor, happiest when she is creating the next great thing, so how can she become a success this way? Learn more from Catharine Bramkamp, author of Writing from the Queen’s Seat: Discover and Write From Your Authentic Authority.
You need an editor to make your writing shine, and the first red pen that touches your draft should be your own. Learn how to revise, and especially, learn how to delete. Read Strunk & White’s Elements of Style or some other book that shows you how to strip verbiage, and then apply what you’ve learned to your manuscript.
In my weekly live #askaWritingCoach chat this week, I shared 7 keys to author success for novelists, and answered questions. I offered up two digital gifts this week — A Cupcake Christmas (Touchstone #5) and Twitter...
Happy New Year! Time for resolutions and goal setting. Time for me to freak out. I’ve always hated the words goal and resolution. Oh, I had them – the same every year: lose weight, save money, get out of debt. But I never thought about the plans, the schedules, the hard work it took to achieve those goals, so I bailed and failed and told myself that it was better not to have goals so I could save myself from anxiety and disappointment.
You want it, don’t you?! I mean success as an author! What does that mean to you? To me, it means fame, fortune and giving my readers a satisfying and memorable experience that they want more of!
Enjoy our weekly video in our Sunday Videos for Authors series. While artists are known for following whims and dodging routine, the Irish painter Guggi insists that hard-work, structure, and a refusal to put down even the most frustrating piece, are the keys to developing ones talent.
Have you lost your way with your writing and don’t know how to forge ahead? If so, this is a good time to step back, hold on to your courage and re-imagine your current...