4 VITAL Things To Know As An Indie Author (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 2)

  If you wrote a book and published it, congratulations! You’re a small business owner, and entrepreneur. A budding capitalist.   You write your product. That’s cool!   Then, you sell your product.   So… you’re a salesperson.   Ugh. Most of you NEVER wanted to be salespeople.   Your book/books are your business, andContinue reading “4 VITAL Things To Know As An Indie Author (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 2)”

How To Get Past The Tricky Spot In Your Story

We all occasionally reach a spot in the story where we don’t know what to do, how to get the characters past a certain obstacle. If it lasts a while, people call it writer’s block. So don’t let it last. In Poggibonsi, the tricky spot was trying to think up a way for Mike’s wife toContinue reading “How To Get Past The Tricky Spot In Your Story”

What the HECK is a Virtual Assistant???

I know people who use Virtual Assistants and swear by them, and I know a lot of authors who are swamped with trying to run a blog and Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest and Snapchat, etc., and still find time to write – but don’t think they can delegate any of these tasks, and don’tContinue reading “What the HECK is a Virtual Assistant???”

6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!

We recently talked about these great blogs I’ve been reading that suddenly disappeared. (I was not directly linked to the disappearance of the bloggers in case you were wondering. No charges have been filed.) We thought they might have burned out from too much success. I know, I know: Burn out from too much success?Continue reading “6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!”

After you FIND time to Write – actually WRITE!

  Authors are, as a group, unorganized and easily distracted. Me, included. After I find them additional hours a day to write, they fill that time up with nonwriting. Emails, Facebook, Twitter, online writing course, articles. Cat videos… First, write. ONLY when you have the writing finished for the day, then and only then doContinue reading “After you FIND time to Write – actually WRITE!”

5 Ways To Find Time To Write

I don’t have time to write! Sure you do, Binkie. A book a year may have worked for a booze-addled Hemingway, but times have changed. There’s the interwebs! Plus, you’re no Hemingway. And alcoholism turned out to be a bad thing. But we all have the same 24 hours each day. That’s plenty of timeContinue reading “5 Ways To Find Time To Write”