December 25th, 2015

Good/Bad/Ugly: Lessons of a NY Pubbed Author Gone Hybrid

Like many NY published authors, I’ve watched the publishing landscape change over the past years – watched friends opt to self publish. I was curious, even, at times, envious. But there were contracts, and deadlines, and edits (oh my!) so even a trial-balloon-novella was out of the question.

I’ve had an idea for a […]

October 28th, 2015

3 Basics of Author Online Presence

Sierra Godfrey

You might remember a hullabaloo in August on Twitter called Pitch Wars. It’s a contest where writers submit queries to agented and published writers in the hopes of being taken on as a mentee. The contest is a terrific opportunity to get detailed, one-on-one coaching from an experienced writer, but the sheer number […]

September 7th, 2015

How to Slay Your Inner Editor

photo credit: Hamburg Rathaus City Hall via photopin (license)

Don’t you love it when you find a new awesomesauce writing tool when you’re not even looking for it? Me too!

I’ll try keep the backstory short (as good writers do, right? ;))

Back in the dark ages, when I thought myself invincible, I helped […]

August 19th, 2015

5 Easy SEO Techniques that Rock Your Search Rankings

SEO for authors… It’s a catchphrase that makes all my writing pals shudder. As one of our gals at WITS said, “I know how to spell it, but that’s about all.” SEO doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, some of the best techniques are the easiest for writers, because they involve writing.

What is […]

June 12th, 2015

Top 10 Scrivener Features for Writers

Gwen Hernandez

Scrivener understands my writing needs in a way that other word processors never have. Here are 10 reasons why I threw over the old standbys.

1. Scrivener remembers your spot.

Every time you open a project in Scrivener, it takes you right to where you left off. Maybe not such a big […]