June 29th, 2015

How to Negotiate Like a Pro (Part 1)

Susan Spann

I talk a lot about contracts, here and in other #PubLaw posts. Most authors know that a contract is needed, and many even know what terms to request.

However, we don’t talk nearly enough about how to request those terms.

Negotiation isn’t a topic most of us learn in school, and many authors […]

March 6th, 2015

The Social Writer: Ways to Engage Without Living Online

Janice Hardy

I love the online world just as much as the next person, but writers already spend so much time alone–it’s good to get out into the sunshine once in a while. There’s a different energy you get from having a physical in-person conversation versus typing a conversation online, and that energy can be, […]

February 23rd, 2015

5 Ways to Weather a Creative Winter

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold

The waiting was over. My agent called last Tuesday with word about my submission for novel number three: my publisher had passed.

(Read paragraph break as needed time for truth of this to sink in.)

We strategized. Then my agent said, “Okay Kathryn, well, I’d better go get a […]

February 9th, 2015

Persistence Pays: For Indie or Traditional Publishing

Holly Robinson

I’m in a semi-comatose state after crashing through the first draft of a novel in six months to meet my editor’s deadline.

Not that I’m complaining. I’ve been struggling to get to this point in my career for over twenty-five years. After earning a degree in biology, I started writing fiction and went […]

May 5th, 2014

4 Pieces of Facebook Advice You Can Ignore

What to do? Facebook has changed – again. There’s more competition than ever for reader attention. Writers are frustrated and it’s easy to understand why. How do you build a business when the goal posts for success keep moving? What’s the point? Facebook is probably the slowest platform to build an audience on, and shooting yourself in the foot by listening to bad advice only makes it more difficult. […]