Tools for Authors

From Book Research to Publication

tools for authors

It might be because I’m a nerd, but I’m a firm believer in the power of tech to make an author’s life a lot easier. Previously, I shared my ideas on how to apply the Pareto principle to your work as an author. Today, I’d like to share my favorite tools and apps for each […]

Dear Author, Don’t Quit!

A Letter to Authors Who’ve Considered Giving Up

All authors eventually go through what I call “White Flag Syndrome.” It looks something like this. You painstakingly write everyday, but you’ve been struggling with it for too long. You wake up one morning completely discouraged. You’ve already discarded an earlier draft, and now once again the book’s direction seems completely lost. You decide to […]

The 6 W’s of an Awesome Author’s Network

The how-to of building an effective author's network!

author networking

Most book marketing efforts focus on connecting and engaging with potential readers, which makes sense.  They are the end-consumer of your writing.  But if you just focus on your readers, you miss out on the most powerful connections that can support your author career: your fellow authors Putting your focus on building a robust and […]

Embracing Solitude: The Creative Imperative

embracing solitude

There’s something special about the quiet, isn’t there? Most people, craving the constant short-term gratification that worldly stimulation brings, run away from the silence of their own company as fast as possible. But we don’t, we run towards it. I didn’t always call myself a writer. Only in the last 12 months since penning my first […]

The cure for back pain for authors

5 Posture Tips for Writers

Writing is always easiest when you are free to focus on your ideas, and there is nothing more distracting than an achy back or neck. It is easy for authors and freelance writers to develop back and body pain as a result of their writing posture. The good news is that it doesn’t have to […]