An updated version of a post from Feb. 2022 Apparently, 81% of people in the U.S. want to write a book. That's enough to say that most people want to write a book in this country, and I suspect the numbers would be pretty big in other countries, too. On the one hand, it's a … Continue reading How Do You Write a Book?
5 Things That Make Your Book Look Unprofessional
In self-publishing, you must wear many hats. So many, in fact, that you start looking like someone who's selling hats. (Reminds me of the book Caps for Sale - anyone else read that as a kid?) Not only are you a writer, but you must also become an editor, a marketer, a publisher... It’s no … Continue reading 5 Things That Make Your Book Look Unprofessional
Reblog: Write What You Love VS What The Industry Wants? by Path To Publication
Welcome wonderful readers to another Path2pub debate! Topic: Should we writers pursuing traditional publication write books that we love, or what agents/editors are looking for on their wishlists? Should we write the books that excite us, or what is trending in the market? This topic came about after a few followers on Path2pub Twitter told […]Debate: … Continue reading Reblog: Write What You Love VS What The Industry Wants? by Path To Publication
How to Battle Imposter Syndrome
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
Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
I'm not a publisher. I'm not a critic. I'm not even a bestselling author. But I still know what a good book looks like. This is a tough subject to talk about. While I don't want to be too critical - I have such an appreciation for anyone who has the guts to write anything … Continue reading Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
So, You Want to Write a Book?
No. 2 in a series of posts designed to give an overview of self-publishing. It’s a beautiful moment. You’re sitting there, thinking about ideas or memories, and all of a sudden it comes together and you say: “I think I shall write books!” (if you’re anything like Jo March). The revelation is easy. So is … Continue reading So, You Want to Write a Book?
Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing
Self-publishing is great...except when it's not. As an indie author myself, I advocate for self-publishing. It's a great way to get yourself out there as a writer, to build an audience and actually make yourself write and publish a book. But self-publishing does have its downsides. After the many self-published books I've written reviews on, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing