Tips and Tools for Becoming a More Disciplined Writer

Disciplined writer. Have you ever heard such an oxymoron? There is such a thing, believe it or not. But for some of us, writing and procrastination go hand in hand. You may have a world of book ideas, but you find it difficult to start (or finish) a single project. Maybe you’re a procrastinator at …

How to Monetize Your Blog or Writing Business

Is it difficult to make a living writing? Yes and no. If you love to write, then making money as a writer sounds great. You get to do what you love while providing for your family or your future. Go ahead. Just picture yourself in your fuzziest socks at ten o’clock in the morning, drinking …

Three Best Ways to Kickstart Your Writing Career

You might think working from home as a writer would provide plenty of free time to write your books, build your brand, start a blog, and do plenty of book marketing. Yeahhh. Not if you have a baby in the house. I blog and write books for a living, but I also happen to be …

15 Must-Read Books to Make You Feel Less Alone

When I pick up a book, I have three goals in mind: To be entertained To learn something new To connect with the author or characters (i.e. to have a “me, too!” moment) Books that hit two out of three are great. But books that hit all three, I love. Those are the ones I …

The Scariest (& Best) Thing I Ever Did as an Indie Author

Writers, you know that feeling you get when you’re lost in your writing? That feeling of being sort of free yet safe at the same time? That doesn’t last. At least, not if you ever want people to read your work. This post contains affiliate links to help me keep my blog up and running. …

The 10 Most Important Blogging Lessons I’ve Learned So Far

I’ve been blogging since I was in high school over a decade ago. Granted, MySpace blogs probably don’t count (even though mine were really earth shattering). 😉 But I’ve had a few others since then.  Most of them have been just for fun, but I finally decided to get serious about blogging. It’s a good way …