• Blog
  • Book Review: You Are a Writer

      Title: You Are a Writer (so start ACTING like one) Written By: Jeff Goins Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Introduction: You are a writer. You just need to write. It’s time to kill the excuses and start writing. Time to become a writer again. Not a marketer or an entrepreneur. Not a blogger […]

  • Mechanics
  • Writing Day #2: Exploring Three POVs

    It’s Writing Day at my house again! Which means it’s time to pull together another writing assignment for “my girls”–and put it on here for you to enjoy too! Today’s assignment is fun! It’s one that I have experimented with in the past. I didn’t have time to fill out my own examples for you […]

  • Marketing
  • Making Short Stories Work for You

    Short stories used to be more widely loved. They’ve been a bit misunderstood of late, but I’m confident they’re making a comeback. As an author, short stories can actually be a brilliant part of your marketing plan. Here are a few ideas for making short stories work for you. (Note: for the purposes of this […]

  • Mechanics
  • Short Story Success

    Short stories, like all aspects of the written word, have taken their rise and fall in the course of time. Today, we not only have the timeless short stories of the past, but we also see writers daily adding to the plethora of short stories on the market. The short story is not a dying […]

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  • The Reviewers I Have Known

    So you’re starting to get reviews on your book. EXCITING, right?! Did you know there are several kinds of reviewers out there and they will all have something different to say about your work? And did you know you’re perfectly welcome to take some kinds with a grain of salt? Let’s talk about some of […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • Understanding Trim Size

    What trim size should I use

    Are you asking yourself, “What trim size should I use for my self-published book?” If you haven’t begun thinking about it yet, it’s never too early to start! Something we’ve seen somewhat frequently among our first-time clients is that they don’t decide on a trim size early enough in the game. (As a side note, if […]

  • Encouragement
  • 14 Romance Book Cliches

    Cliches aren’t always a bad thing, but it’s always good to at least be aware of them when writing your novel. They can often be amusing when you stop to think about it. Here are some good romance book cliches I’ve noticed tend to pop up frequently… Gotta hate ’em before you can love ’em.  Never […]