Encouragement Writing

3 Reasons You Should be Using Writing Prompts

Writing prompts can benefit every writer: from the plotter to the pantser (and everyone in between). From the rookie to […]

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

First Drafts: 5 Things That are OK and 1 That’s Not

First drafts are interesting creatures, aren’t they? They often start out in a blaze of glory and excitement, but at […]

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

Mechanics Writing

What’s in a Name

Naming characters is a fun process. But before you dive in head-first, there are a few things to think 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

Self-Publishing

My Favorite Sites for Free and Inexpensive Stock Images

Whether you’re planning to DIY a book cover or make smashing social media graphics to promote your new release, you’ll need […]

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

Celebrate Independence: Write Something!

Here in the U.S. we’re celebrating our founding today. It’s kind of a like a country-birthday. And we’re celebrating by […]

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

Self-Publishing

How to DIY a Stunning eBook Cover without Photoshop

Do you want to create a fabulous ebook cover without using Photoshop? Do you feel like your design skills are […]

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

Self-Publishing

Making or Breaking a Book Cover: Back Cover Content

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Making or Breaking a Book Cover

Authors often ask me what they should include on their book’s back cover. Today I’ll share with you the possible […]

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

Is Your Author Blog Working?

An author blog can have many functions, but I would say for me it boils down to two: 1) a […]

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

Self-Publishing

Making or Breaking a Book Cover: Font Choices

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Making or Breaking a Book Cover

Did you know that using the right or wrong font is one thing that can make or break your book […]

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

How to Publish Your Blog to Kindle in 3 Easy Steps

Did you know you can publish your blog to Kindle? Kindle Publishing for Blogs is in beta right now, and […]

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