Reasons to Reject Competition and Embrace Your Tribe

Have you ever walked around a bookstore and seen how many books there are out there? (Okay, I know. Stupid question. If you’re anything like me, you’d be happy to live in a bookstore.) Anyway, there are tons. Too-many-to-choose-from-and-I’m-going-to-go-broke-tons. As an author, it can be really discouraging to see how many people are already writing books. …

Embrace the Slush Pile: The Case for Traditional Publishing

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Skip the Slush Pile: The Case for Indie Publishing. I wrote it because there are some excellent reasons to pursue indie publishing as both a creative outlet and a lucrative one. I also wrote it because I’m currently in the process of publishing my With Love …

Benefits of Writing in Multiple Genres

If you’re a writer, you probably have a favorite genre, right? Maybe you’re one of the rare writers who enjoys writing poetry just as much as you enjoy writing mystery novels and feature articles. I wish I could remember the first genre I began writing. I was a kid, so it was mostly likely a …

Book Review: It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany

A couple of weeks ago I got FREE BOOKS IN THE MAIL courtesy of Book Sparks. If you didn’t already gather this, I like books, and I especially like coming home and finding them on my doorstep. So this was a double win. This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy for more details. One …

10 Essential Books for Indie Authors

As indie authors, we have it pretty good. We get to write what we want, control each aspect of our publishing process, and decide how much time to devote to marketing and promotion. Want to write books as a hobby? Great! You can do it. Want to write books that will help you pay the …

How to Balance Real Life With Your Writing Goals

Have you ever really stopped to consider the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?” (Since first grade when you wanted to be a unicorn, I mean.) I spent the last few years asking myself that question a lot. Ever since I graduated, actually. It’s one thing to be …

How to Plan a Year of Blog Posts in One Day

I’m a planning junkie. I love organizing things, laying things out, and making simple yet effective plans for my blogging and writing projects. It’s satisfying to take something overwhelming and make it approachable. (The hardest part, in my opinion, is actually getting started once I’m done!) Blogging can be overwhelming, but you know what? You …

20 Beyond-True Quotes About Writing

Sometimes you just need a little bit of inspiration and motivation from fellow writers. So take a break, refill your cup, and enjoy these beyond-true quotes about writing. What’s your favorite quote about writing? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to pick up your FREE Social Media Cheat Sheet for Novelists …