The 4 Platform Secrets No One Has Told You

Platform. Platform. Platform. It’s all anyone in publishing wants to talk about! Writers are feeling this top down pressure to check all the boxes publishers and agents are looking for. Including platform. But we’re talking about platform for a reason. (Need a platform primer? Try Jane Friedman’s here.) Let’s be clear: non fiction authors understandContinue reading “The 4 Platform Secrets No One Has Told You”

7 Things Writers Should Stop Wasting Their Time On

We all know what a demon procrastination is. But what about the other things that get in the way of actual writing? I have a list of things that (some, not all) writers have a tendency to waste their time with. Whether it’s old habits that need shaking, or creative crutches that lead to excuses,Continue reading “7 Things Writers Should Stop Wasting Their Time On”

7 Ways To Build a Platform Through Your Online Community

I wrote a bit about platform last week. It’s not the end of the world for fiction writers if you don’t have one. (What is platform? Let Jane Friedman tell you.) However, it’s great if you do by the time your book is on the market. Not necessarily at the time of querying your book,Continue reading “7 Ways To Build a Platform Through Your Online Community”

6 Tips for Author Self Promotion You Can Start Today

Self promotion has a sense of over-confidence about it. Only people who think super highly of themselves can promote themselves unabashedly, right? Wrong. Self promotion has two sides to it: you and people who receive it. If you build a community online (whether it’s social media, a blog, or a website) self promotion is how toContinue reading “6 Tips for Author Self Promotion You Can Start Today”