Writing is creative, glorious, mystical, fulfilling, full of passionate self-expression. Ah, to be an author! How romantic! Publishing that writing, self-publishing, that is, is challenging, frustrating, tedious, and time-consuming. OMG! Why did I think I wanted to do that?
Get Your Writing Game On: How an Author is Like an Olympic Athlete (Updated for 2022 XXIV Beijing Games)
Olympic athletes are like the big name authors of the literary world. The same passion, training and dedication that brings athletes to the physical peak of their performance is exactly what makes authors so good at writing.
Committing to writing a book is very similar to committing to a workout routine. If you want to write a book or you want to get into shape and be healthy, both efforts benefit from a phased approach and plan to achieve a goal.
The Indie Author Audience: Why It’s Important to Have an Established Following Before You Publish a Book
The minute you make the decision to write a book is the ideal time to begin promoting the book and yourself as an author. No matter your end game, it is up to you as an author to generate and maintain interest in your books.
The best way to ensure sales for your book? The book review. Book reviews by honest readers can make or break your book sale success. Here are some tips on how to navigate the book reader review universe.
Get out there and find the next writer’s conference that is a good match for you and your book. It may just prove to be one of the best decisions of your budding author career.
Commit to sitting down for fifteen minutes and just write...Use this gift of time to your advantage to practice writing more and becoming the writer you have always wanted to be.
Writers’ Connection is happy to announce the launch of its Publisher Portal feature. The network of writers and authors that we have been quickly growing is now accessible by publishers, literary agents and publicists interested in publishing new books.
Writing a novel can be a daunting task for an author, often a lifetime dream. The initial manuscript draft may take a month if you have the time dedication and motivation, or it may take years as you work it in and around everyday responsibilities. Now it is time for the next step, editing!
Writing is hard and writing a novel in 30 days in really hard yet fun! Whatever your reason, challenge yourself this year and participate in National Novel Writing Month in November.