October 24th, 2016

4 Ways to Bring a Balanced Perspective to Your Support Team

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold

To navigate the gauntlet that is publishing today, your best strategy for success can be to embrace your new paradox: you are both artist and businessperson.

Why?

Because it’s not all business. Your publishing team is well aware that they would not have their salaried jobs without the […]

October 21st, 2016

How to Beat Your “Negativity Bias”

Tasha Seegmiller

When I was just starting on my writing journey, I attended a workshop where a children’s book writer and illustrator said something along the lines of, “If you like to do anything besides writing, do that.”

Writing is hard.

Writing takes grit.

But this is the case for lots of things in […]

October 14th, 2016

Understanding “Advances” in Publishing Deals

Susan Spann

“Advances” – technically, advances against royalties, are lump-sum payments some publishers pay to authors “in advance” of publishing the author’s work.

More simply, an “advance” is the money an author receives up front on a publishing deal.

Not all authors receive advances, and not all publishers offer them. Small and micro-publishers often pay […]

September 30th, 2016

5 Reasons Your Revision Isn’t Working

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Revisions are a part of writing, and as much as we wish they’d go smoothly, they don’t always work out like we planned. Some manuscripts fight us and nothing we do makes them any better. When we run into such a troublesome beast, it helps to step back and figure out […]

September 28th, 2016

Tips for Making Yourself More Promote-able

Laura Kaye

I’m always happy to have a chance to stop by Writers in the Storm, so I want to thank Orly Konig Lopez for the invitation to drop by! Today, I’m talking about some important but quick and easy things you can do to make it easier for readers, bloggers, and other authors to […]