Writing Your Debut Novel

How to start and finish your first novel

writing your debut novel

When writing a novel, sometimes the most difficult part is getting started.  I was in your shoes several years ago.  I wanted to write a fiction novel but didn’t know how to start. Then when on an airplane flight to Europe for business, I used a notebook to write each chapter in paragraph form.  The […]

Free Book Trailer Templates

Complete Book Trailer Templates With Instructions

I know there is all kinds of debate about whether book trailers are worth the cost, whether they are worth the time and whether they increase book sales. I’m here to tell you that yes, they are worth it! And the truth is, you can create a pretty sharp looking book trailer for free. And chances are the software you need already lives on your computer. So let’s get started! Make sure you check out the end of this post where we give away awesome book trailer templates as well as a chance to get your very own custom book trailer designed by us.

Free Book Trailer Templates

How I Hit The USA TODAY Bestseller List

And how you can, too!

In the hyper-competitive book world, authors need to find ways to stand out in a crowd. Even if you write a book better than that international bestseller in your genre category, it will languish in the Kindle store and on the bookshelf unless you convince readers to take a risk and invest time in reading […]

Juggling Multiple Writing Projects

And actually finishing them!

Some lucky people get inspiration for one book at a time and can concentrate on that book with laser focus until it’s done and ready to publish. At least, I’m assuming they’re out there. I’ve never personally met one. What I HAVE often met is writers who keep getting inspiration for new projects, starting to […]

The Challenge of Marketing as a Writer

You can't do it all!

It seems more people are trying to sell writers marketing and other products than there are writers. The challenge is not drowning in attempting to drink from the proverbial firehose. After a dizzying long learning curve, I’ve found my path. I wish I had a shortcut to share, but I did learn a few things. […]