What’s the Problem with Writing Coaching?

Sometimes a writer can benefit from hiring a writing coach. There’s no shortage of writing coaches — take your pick. A coach can help you become unstuck and move you and your writing forward. A coach can help you see the ‘big picture’ when it comes to your writing career. Maybe it’s time for you […]

Would You Stretch the Truth or Lie in a Memoir?

James Frey has been dragged through the media because of claims that he exaggerated some of the details in his book A Million Little Pieces. He recently appeared on Oprah as a way to bring closure to that chapter in his life. He felt he owed it to Oprah after the drama unfolded around him […]

How to Become an Ego-Free, Successful Ghostwriter

When I lived in Chandler, Arizona, I volunteered for Changing Hands Bookstore. In my opinion, it’s one of the best independent bookstores in the U.S. Volunteering had its perks such as receiving a gift card which allowed me to get books or gifts for my families and to meet well known authors and celebrities. There’s […]

What’s Holding You Back from Writing a Novel?

Do you have a novel inside of you that’s waiting to come out? What’s holding you back? It could be fear, discipline, lack of focus, too many ideas, shaky plot, confidence, etc. holding you back. For me, it’s the discipline of writing a novel without editing and proofreading as I write. I can’t help it. […]

How to Select a Self-Publishing Company

Many authors are choosing to self-publish their books instead of waiting around for a literary agent or publisher to publish their books. This could work for you. If you have good business acumen, understand marketing and selling, and are willing to do the work, your books could sell better through self-publishing than traditional publishing. Let’s […]