What is a reader magnet?

I feel like I throw this term around a lot and I'm not sure people actually know what it is...  A “reader magnet” is a story that you give away to anyone who signs up to your mailing list. This is also called a lead magnet in other types of marketing. Here is mine! http://bit.ly/ReadyPrequelContinue reading What is a reader magnet?

Removing Undesirables: Had

I want to start each of these articles by saying: ALL WORDS ARE IMPORTANT AND NO WORD SHOULD never BE USED. I know that is bad English but what I mean is, although this whole article is about removing a word, I am not here to field comments about how this word is valuable and … Continue reading Removing Undesirables: Had

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?

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

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