July 12th, 2017

Achieving Writing Life Balance — A Story of Balls

During those weeks when you’re juggling a lot of commitments, especially for writing parents whose kids are out of school, writing-life balance is freaking hard to achieve.

I got some perspective from a very unexpected source recently. I got my epiphany at work.

One of my day job hats is adult education with […]

June 21st, 2017

5 Things The Family Roadtrip Taught Me About Editing

Many of my fellow writing parents tell me that the summer school break is a menace to their writing schedule. There’s no denying that it’s a challenge that takes juggling and creativity. I’ve already completed the first road trip of the summer, and here are the five benefits I’ve found (so far).

1. The importance […]

June 2nd, 2017

Summer Is Coming — Let’s Pimp and Promote!

Photo from Pixabay

Summer is coming up fast and here at Writers in the Storm we’re marking the occasion with a little “Pimp and Promote.” Of course, this always costs us some money, because we have to go out and buy lots of books. But there will be awesome “beach read” sales in next few weeks, […]

April 19th, 2017

The Personalities of Social Media

Last month I did a post on how to build a strong online brand and the two most popular questions surprised me. The most common was: “What do I talk about?” Remember, that’s what your 100 word cloud is for. (Click that link in the first line if you don’t know what I’m talking about. We’ll […]

March 22nd, 2017

Helpful Hacks to Build a Strong Online Brand

Our current brave world of publishing demands that an author “build a brand.” What does that mean exactly? 

Simply put, your brand is the picture that pops into people‚Äôs mind when they hear your name. Your author brand is how your fans identify you.

How do you figure out what to talk about online? [I can hear […]