#1 People aren’t waiting to buy your book. The shock. The horror! 😛 I jest. I think it’s common when you’re first starting out to imagine people are as excited about your books as you are. I remember thinking my books would take off one day (With no real plan other than thinking people would […]16 … Continue reading Reblog: 16 Things I’ve Learned After Self-Publishing 16 Books by Sara Flower Kjeldsen
I've got a new WIP - and it's not fiction. For those of you worried about the fate of the elusive Project Pea, fear not! It's still my primary focus. And for others who may be concerned about the sequel to The Dragon's Den, once again, don't worry! I'm giving it some time before I … Continue reading A New Project…and It’s Non-Fiction?!
How many of you have been doing something for so long that it's like second nature to you? For me, one of those things is writing stories. I can't even begin to count how many stories I've written in my lifetime, and because I've done it so much, sometimes I can fall into the trap … Continue reading The Top 6 FREE Writing Resources on the Web – Why Creative Writers Should Always Be Learning
We all know that little voice, the one that interrupts us while we're in the middle of a perfectly good scene (thank you very much) and whispers, "This is complete rubbish. What are you doing? You can't finish this, and no one would want to read it even if you did! Who do you think … Continue reading How to Battle Imposter Syndrome
You're a fiction writer. You love words and you love creating stories, building new worlds, and imagining fantastic characters. You do it just for fun because it's something you enjoy. What if you could make money doing what you love most? I'm not talking about copywriting, submitting your work for awards or magazines, or selling … Continue reading Fiction Writers Can Freelance Too!
The beginning of a book is crucial to its success. Not only does it matter to agents and publishers, but it also matters to the readers. After a few pages, most readers will have made up their minds about whether or not they like your book. And the chances are, if they aren't impressed, they'll … Continue reading In the beginning…