Helpful Hints for Non-Fiction Authors

Helpful Hints for Non-Fiction Authors

Tell a memorable story Humans have been fascinated by stories since the dawn of time. At lunch, we tell our newest stories to our co-workers; at night, we tell fanciful tales to our kids and then consume suspense from our flatscreens. We remember stories much better...
Tips on Planning a DIY Book Tour

Tips on Planning a DIY Book Tour

Your publisher may give you money for a book tour – but you’ll have to stretch it.  When my publisher told me how much they’d be willing to spend on my DIY book tour, I created a long list of everywhere I wanted to go…but once I factored in flights and hotels, I...
Avoid these Icebergs when Writing Fiction

Avoid these Icebergs when Writing Fiction

Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry...
Advice on Self-Publishing

Advice on Self-Publishing

Get Your Book Edited  Professional editing is a must. No book is perfect, but editorial assistance can help you get a lot closer. There are a lot of different kinds of edits, so be sure you know which you need before you hire an editor. Developmental editors check...
Words of Wisdom for Fictional Authors

Words of Wisdom for Fictional Authors

Use these tips as an inspirational guide—or better yet, print a copy to put on your desk, home office, refrigerator door, or somewhere else noticeable so you can be constantly reminded not to let your story ideas wither away by putting off your writing. Tip...