Before Christmas, someone at my day job sent around an article from Inc that I’ve been pondering ever since: “How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills?” The article offered twenty examples for the corporate crowd, and several of them offer life-changing opportunities for writers to lead themselves right down the path to success.… Read the post
Our Writers in the Storm team chose single guiding words in 2016, and 2017, 2018, and 2019.
My word for 2020: Hope
Hope is my favorite four letter word. It keeps me moving
forward. Even in the dark days when I worry about digging myself out of the
current dilemma, the hope that all will be well lights my way.… Read the post
Why is it so damned difficult to believe
that we are really writers?
I was discussing imposter syndrome recently with a highly successful author who has two bestselling non-fiction books out and is in the middle of an extensive, publisher supported tour.… Read the post
“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.… Read the post
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 of people who enter and talk about it also provide an excellent opportunity for something entirely different: learning about how to present yourself online.… Read the post