Self-Publishing

Understanding Trim Size

Are you asking yourself, “What trim size should I use for my self-published book?” If you haven’t begun thinking about […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

How Can Authors Get Story Ideas from Clickbait Titles? The Answer Will Shock You!

Ahh… clickbait. Those bizarre headlines that are annoyingly intriguing and make you feel like a failure for taking the bait […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Marketing Self-Publishing

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 […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Blog Marketing

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 […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

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. […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Marketing

Best Free Stock Images for Author Graphics

Authors need fabulous, eye-catching graphics to share in their blog posts and on social media. Sometimes, though, even the least […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

10 Tips from NaNoWriMo Veterans

Originally published on PerryElisabethDesign.com My Nano tip is to wrap your mind around the fact that you WILL finish no […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

Music for Writing (or How To Survive NaNoWriMo)

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is upon us (well, not ME because November is a crazy busy month at our […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

8 Ways to Excite Kids about Writing This November

Guest post by Kate Willis originally published on PerryElisabethDesign.com Contains affiliate links. For most of us, November means turkey, pumpkins, […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com

Encouragement Writing

All the Beautiful People

I was just musing about something—a tendency I have. (You’ll have to let me know if I’m the only one.) […]

Perry Kirkpatrick

Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She's wife to Tyler; mom to four little boys, two dogs, one cat, and 12 chickens; and author of five little books. She's the admin of this site, as well as a freelance book designer and the creator of the WriteMind Planner for authors. She lives in the sunny southwest. Offers: cover design and the WriteMind Planner at perryelisabethdesign.com