Your First Draft ~ Getting Started or Unstuck

The hardest part of a first draft for me – you too? – is getting started. The second hardest part is hitting a wall or being stuck. Here are eight tips for writing the first or next paragraph, page, or chapter that helps me to keep it moving. 1. What is your story? To getContinue reading “Your First Draft ~ Getting Started or Unstuck”

Create Your Author Identity ~ Part 2

Refine Your Author Identity in Four Steps First, we created, and now we’re refining. There are four steps because some of them are a little harder. But take heart. Gold and silver are refined by fire. You’re up for a challenge, right? 1. Define your goal as an author. Is your goal to make money,Continue reading “Create Your Author Identity ~ Part 2”

Create Your Author Identity in Six Steps ~ Part 1

  Whether your first book is published by you, an independent publisher, or a hybrid or traditional publisher, your Author-Self pops into existence. Ready or not, you have an Author Identity. An internet search on how to develop your author identity or author brand yields hundreds of articles with advice on what to do. Confusing?Continue reading “Create Your Author Identity in Six Steps ~ Part 1”

Self-Publishing: Select a Font in Six Steps

A self-published author has two distinct roles: author and publisher. After the author-self has completed all the revisions based on feedback from peers and beta readers and the work has been professionally edited, the author hands the final product over to the publisher-self. For the new publisher, the variety of decisions and choices can beContinue reading “Self-Publishing: Select a Font in Six Steps”