As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism Continue reading YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?
Whether you pursue self-publishing or traditional publishing, the beginning of your book is extremely important. You can write the best novel ever, but if your first chapter or even your first five pages don’t entice the reader, the world may Continue reading 5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang
You might think it’s a little weird for someone who spends a lot of their non-writing time giving writing advice to essentially say, “sometimes you should forget about my advice.” But sometimes, you really should forget about my advice. All writing advice Continue reading There is No “One Size Fits All” Writing Advice
So many writers spend too much time thinking about publishing trends. Maybe you see the success of books like THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT so you think, “I should really try writing a YA dystopian novel!” Or maybe you’ve seen Continue reading Write What You Want to Write
Let’s face it. Getting traditionally published takes a really long time. You have to get a literary agent, which can take a while. Then you have to revise your manuscript. Then you have to wait an even longer time for Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Your Writing Out There
I recently wrote a guest blog for Pick the Brain called 8 Things I’ve Learned Since I Quit My Day Job, and since that post went live, I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how to be a freelance writer. Continue reading 5 Websites You Can Use to Make Money Writing
As many of you have noticed, I have changed the look of my website. I think it’s good to switch things up every now and then. You all have really supported me with this blog so thank you, readers! I Continue reading New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!
Let’s face it. When it comes to your writing, there is always something to be learned, and there is always room to grow. It’s nice to buy craft books and go on writing retreats and take writing classes, but you Continue reading 8 Free or Cheap Ways to Become a Better Writer
We are about to enter into a new year, and as a writer, you may start to think about everything you want to accomplish in 2015. Do you want to write every day? Do you want to write more poetry? Would Continue reading Six Tips to Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals in 2015
Photo Credit Whatever kind of blog you have, there will probably be days where you know you should write something to keep the content fresh, but you don’t know what to blog about. This happened to me today. (And now I’m Continue reading What Should You Blog About?