Sunday Musings #16 – How to build a great author website

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments
Sunday Musings #16 – How to build a great author website

Your author website – the most important place to present your work and brand. Learn how to define goals for your website, and how to get the site you want!

Sunday Musings #15 – Author platform: what do you stand for? (book marketing series)

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments
Sunday Musings #15 – Author platform: what do you stand for? (book marketing series)

Book marketing series, part 1: Author platform – what it is, and how to craft a great tagline that defines your work! Be the go-to resource in your genre or trope!

Sunday Musings #14 – book marketing intro

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments
Sunday Musings #14 – book marketing intro

Intro to book marketing 101: start of a series of posts that will discuss author platform, book launches and much more!

Sunday Musings #13 – A blurb to elevate your book pitch

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments

The blurb – pitch your reader the right way! In Musings #13: how to write, test and use a great blurb, one of your most important book marketing tools.

Sunday Musings #12 – Writing system update – do The One Thing

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments

In this week’s musings: apply the ideas of “The One Thing” by Gary Keller to writing: define goals, create & prioritize actionable tasks and think small to live large!

Sunday Musings #11 – Nothing better than a beta reader!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments

Make the the most of beta reading, as a writer and beta reader! Including: What should I look for, where to find them & how should I act as a beta reader?

Sunday Musings #10 – Self-editing tactics

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments
Sunday Musings #10 – Self-editing tactics

This week, learn about self-editing tactics that you can use after finishing your first manuscript draft: how to organize your self-edit & what to look out for. This session of Sunday Musings also comes with a handy checklist!

Sunday Musings #9 – Cover up!

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments
Sunday Musings #9 – Cover up!

Judge a book by the cover! What a cover is good for, and what makes a great one – find out in these musings!

Sunday Musings #8 – Writing towards scenes vs. word count

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments

Keeping track of word count helps you stay focused, but finished scenes are the real target. I reveal my hybrid approach including outlining & writing!

Sunday Musings #7 – Give your scenes VIGORR!

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in Blog, Sunday Musings | No Comments

Breaking down the story further into its building blocks – scenes! What makes them great, and what gives them VIGORR – including a free work sheet for download.