Copyright: Protecting your Gold

This topic comes up a lot when we discuss Beta Readers. I have had the pleasure of working with fiercely loyal Beta's who would never even think of stealing my work but if you don't know trustworthy people who you would be comfortable giving the task, you can find Beta's in all sorts of places … Continue reading Copyright: Protecting your Gold

Turbo Writer: How do I write so much?

First of all, I don’t write the most. There are very many authors who write more than me. I do think I am a diligent writer however. I completed NaNoWriMo this year (2019) (my first year) in 21 days and 4 days later I moved on from the 50k requirement of the event to complete … Continue reading Turbo Writer: How do I write so much?

Books and Business

If you believe writing should ONLY be about passion and authors shouldn't care about making money... this post is not for you. Let's agree to disagree. I am an advocate for authors getting paid for their work. Period. Why? Have you written a story before?? It's maddening. Especially for people like me who have anxiety … Continue reading Books and Business

Let’s talk about Beta’s

Not fish. Beta Readers! An authors best friend! I freaking love beta's. This post will be ALL ABOUT BETA'S! Here we go! What is a Beta Reader?? A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing, who gives feedback from the point of view of an … Continue reading Let’s talk about Beta’s

Target Audience…

Cause not everyone wants to read your book. LOL. Seriously. Being a New York Times Best Seller does not mean that EVERYONE read your book. It means tons of people did. I think we can all name the MANY best sellers that we have not read... SO, today I want to talk to you about … Continue reading Target Audience…

Why I’m going Indie

I don’t want to ruffle feathers but, I have never had a desire for traditional publishing. I thought I "needed" to be traditionally published but I figured out quick that it wasn't a requirement. I understand that many authors have a goal of being traditionally published, a firm desire to get an agent and get … Continue reading Why I’m going Indie

Editing Tips from the Anxious

I wanted to share some editing tips. My anxiety actually makes me a decent editor! Although I am not a professional or even partially good at grammar, I have a few ideas for you! Read your manuscript out loud: This is so important because reading out loud and reading in your head is very different. … Continue reading Editing Tips from the Anxious

My Outlining Process

This is a looooooooooong post: Prepare yourself. I am an avid outliner. A lot of people who talk about outlining, get real technical, real quick which I think dissuades some people who are less technical, from doing outlining. I hope my strategy is easy, but also detailed enough to help you perfect your time management and … Continue reading My Outlining Process