From Harry Potter to Gone Girl | A Love Story in the Most Popular Books

You fall in love with the Harry Potter series when you’re young. You almost feel like you’re growing up at Hogwarts. You take the online sorting hat quiz, but you know which house you belong to and if the quiz gets it wrong you blow it off. By the time you hit your teens or … Continue reading From Harry Potter to Gone Girl | A Love Story in the Most Popular Books

Twelve Things to Think About When Revising and Editing Your Novel

Writing is hard. Rewriting is even harder. Or maybe it’s the other way around. In any case, here is a quick checklist for things you can focus on when revising your book. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of revising and editing tips, it’s more than enough to think about when working on that second … Continue reading Twelve Things to Think About When Revising and Editing Your Novel

How Writers Can Benefit From Book Reviewers | BookTube Recommendations

For the past several months, I’ve been spending some of my evenings--and some of my mornings before I start work--watching a handful of BookTubers review novels on YouTube. To my surprise, this activity has yielded an unexpected ancillary benefit to me as a writer and as an editor, so I thought I would share it … Continue reading How Writers Can Benefit From Book Reviewers | BookTube Recommendations

Something’s Up with Where the Crawdads Sing | How a Book Sold Millions of Copies

When a book spends 124 weeks on the bestseller list and sells an estimated 7 million copies in two years, you gotta wonder what sets it apart from other books. A big marketing push can send a novel to the top for a week, and when Oprah or Reece Witherspoon select it for their book … Continue reading Something’s Up with Where the Crawdads Sing | How a Book Sold Millions of Copies

How to Have an Imagination | Writing Tips ‘n’ Tricks Volume 3139

Have you walked face-first into a wall lately? Not heard a single word your partner said? Suddenly realized an hour has gone by and you’ve done nothing but sat there smirking or crying or staring at the carpet? This isn’t a writing tips ‘n’ tricks post. Well, maybe it’s a trick since the title is … Continue reading How to Have an Imagination | Writing Tips ‘n’ Tricks Volume 3139

Self-Publishing Series Part One | Preparing for Book Launch

This is the first in a series of posts in which WB Welch and I will be chronicling our self-publishing journey for our upcoming post-apocalyptic trilogy The Last Zombie Series. The purpose of this post is to show other self-published authors exactly what we’re doing to prepare for our book launch, our efforts to build … Continue reading Self-Publishing Series Part One | Preparing for Book Launch

Children’s Book Christmas Gift Recommendation | THE DREAMER by Micah Chaim Thomas

If you're looking for a children's book to gift to a little one for Christmas, I recommend The Dreamer by Micah Chaim Thomas. With beautiful illustrations to accompany its poem, The Dreamer will take your child on a sleepy adventure through a dream that evolves from page to page as they imagine being a frog, … Continue reading Children’s Book Christmas Gift Recommendation | THE DREAMER by Micah Chaim Thomas

Looking for Story Inspiration and Overcoming Writer’s Block

The ever-elusive story idea. What’s gonna hit? What’s worth exploring? For some, story ideas flow like a never-ending stream, while for others, new ideas are as hard to come by as toilet paper in a pandemic. I’ve occasionally found myself on both sides of this coin and am here to share some tips on how … Continue reading Looking for Story Inspiration and Overcoming Writer’s Block

PitMad Tips and Strategies | Twitter Pitch Events

With the last PitMad of 2020 coming up on December 3rd, I thought I’d share my latest tips, tricks, strategies, magic spells, and general thoughts on how to get results for this and other Twitter pitch events--and things you can take away from PitMad even if you don’t get that coveted agent like. [Want to … Continue reading PitMad Tips and Strategies | Twitter Pitch Events