What Color is Your Press Kit?

Many authors, speakers, writers, and professionals may not have a press kit because they don’t know what to include or feel they don’t need one. If you want to get on TV or radio or speak at corporations, schools, colleges, and universities, you’ll need a press kit. It’s your ticket to the front of the […]

Why Using Contracts and Proposals Are Important?

Some freelance writers accept assignments and projects without getting anything in writing. This is a big mistake and a red flag. If you’re approached by a publication who wants you to write for them, demand a signed contract. If the publisher is flippant about it, insist on getting something in writing. If they don’t want […]

Is Using a Pen Name Right for You?

Some writers use a pen name which means they write and publish their work under a name other than their own. For example, Nora Roberts publishes mystery books under the “pen name” of J.D. Robb. Although this works for her, it may not work for you. A pen name allows writers flexibility. Perhaps you have […]

Writers: Do You Post Your Unpublished Books Online?

Some writers are posting excerpts of chapters or their entire book online. While posting excerpts isn’t a bad idea, you may want to rethink posting your entire book on the internet. Why? Publishers may ‘frown’ upon this because they want to be the first ones to read your book. If you attend a writer’s workshop, […]

Writers Enter the Realm of the Seventh Sanctum

Sometimes writers struggle to think of ideas, plots, scenes, and characters for novels. You may have a great idea for novel but are stuck on character development. Creating the right name can be particular difficult. This is why a character development worksheet is helpful. There’s also Seventh Sanctum which can help you flush out characters. […]