Fulfill Your Writing Dream: Pay Yourself First
Feeling frustrated that you never seem to get to your own writing because you're so busy taking care of everyone else? Gena understands. In this blog, she shares a lesson that she learned earlier this year that is revolutionizing her writing life. She's more productive and more satisfied. If you're struggling to get to your writing because of the busyness of life, you'll love this!
The Difference Between Critique and Rejection
In this interview, Laurel Thomas and Rene Gutteridge discuss the difference between critique and rejection...and how to respond to both.
Need to Overcome Fear in Your Writing? Here's How Henry McLaughlin Beat It!
Fear can take anyone, especially writers, captive. We battle the fears that we're not talented enough, not successful enough or not disciplined enough. If you can relate, this article by author Henry McLaughlin is for you.
How to Get Others to Broadcast Your Blog Posts
Tired of writing blog posts that no one reads? Wish you got more shares? In this video, Chris reviews MissingLettr's Curate, one of his favorite online tools for getting blog posts before the right audience.
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Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?
James, what a great question! A lot of writers—both nonfiction and fiction—wonder what to do when their book is finished.
First, congratulations on all you’ve accomplished. You’re tackling the hardest part right now—finishing your book. Your breadth of work shows your dedication. Seriously, that’s the hardest part.
Now what to do?
STEP 1: HIRE AN EDITOR First, we highly recommend having your book edited by a professional editor. This is a necessary step to make sure you produce a strong piece.
STEP 2: FIND BETA READERS Then, to ensure that you release your best work, secure a few beta readers, volunteers who are willing to read your book closely and help you identify any weak points. You’ll find that different beta readers—and editors—have unique strengths.
In the case of fiction, beta readers can help you with various (read more)