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 […]

Social Media Marketing to Drive Traffic and Sales

Guide for Authors, Bloggers, and Business Owners

social media marketing

The importance of an active social media presence has risen from meh to mission-critical over the past decade. With social media use projected to eclipse 3 billion users worldwide by 2021, it’s become necessary for business owners to learn the language of social media marketing. Social-speak, like many languages, varies by location. What works in […]

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 […]

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 […]