August 1st, 2016

10 Steps to a Successful Book Launch

Heather Webb

Launching a book—especially a debut—is an utter whirlwind of excitement, sobering facts, and unknowns. (We won’t even touch upon the extreme terror that hits from time to time.) But within this chaos, there are ways to tackle it all and stay sane. Let’s take a look at a few ways I manage a […]

January 18th, 2016

Tackling a Writer’s Greatest Challenge—Time Management

Heather Webb

As I sit down to write this post, I’m racing the clock. I have an essay due for Writer’s Digest, pages due to my writing partner for a book we’re doing together, a full manuscript edit for a client, and my critique partner just sent me her novel for feedback. To say nothing […]

October 19th, 2015

14 Authors Share Their Advice on the Rocky Road of Publication

Heather Webb

Back in April, I wrote a post on good and bad writer advice, what to listen to, what to ignore in the daily toils of a writer’s life. Since then, I’ve been thinking about this more—specifically, the toils of post-publication, instead of the road to publication and they’re different. Vastly. Both in our […]

July 13th, 2015

Breaking the Law in Fiction

Heather Webb

As a novice writer, especially one in search of an agent, we swallow every writing and industry rule hook, line, and sinker. It’s understandable when we’re dying to get our foot in the door. And sure, most of those standards exist for a reason, but those books that break out, usually SHATTER the […]