8 Literary Museums to Visit

Traveling is great. You get to learn new things, meet new people, and explore. Lately, I've been enjoying also further exploring my passions via traveling. The main way I've been doing this is with I Know Dino, my podcast about dinosaurs. Whenever my husband and I travel somewhere new, we always look up where the …

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Guest Post: Where to Find the Best New Authors; 5 Online Writing Communities To Explore

By Allison Phillips The environment is changing for authors. What once was thought to be a solitary pursuit is evolving into an interactive process with the introduction of new technology. As we move from the printed page to the screen, it invites readers and writers to engage and share the experience through online writing communities. Writers …

Indie Author Marketing Guide: A Primer to Social Media

Social media is a big part of indie author marketing strategies these days. But for those just starting out, it may seem daunting. When I first began using social media for platform building, I felt slightly overwhelmed. But now, after lots of practice and just incorporating social media into my daily routine, I've come to …

Guest Post: Top 7 Famous Literary Bars You Should Visit (Infographic)

By Linda Craig Writing is often thought of as a solitary activity, but thanks to this infographic, you can visit your favorite author's watering holes. Throughout history, it has always been the case that with every famous writer, there is a pub or bar that becomes equally as famous thanks to their connections as the favoured …

Indie Authors: Making the Most out of Scrivener

Scrivener is an amazing tool for writers. You can organize your notes, keep your research all in one place, easily make edits or move around chapters, and even export all your work into other file formats. At first, using Scrivener may seem daunting because there are so many features. But luckily, many people who use …

From Bid 4 Papers: Thoughts Behind Habits of Famous Writers (Infographic)

Hope you're enjoying the holidays! I thought I'd keep today's blog post light and share with you this interesting infographic from Bid 4 Papers, which displays famous writers habits. The idea is to be able to analyze how other people established their writing routine, and then figure out how it benefitted them, and possibly apply it …

Indie Authors Writing: Writing Dialogue and Choosing Point of View

Good writing takes a lot of practice, and it also helps to get feedback from readers, editors, and other writers.  Sometimes, it's hard for writers to come up with realistic sounding dialogue. If you want some help, check out The Write One Blog's "Fiction Dialogue Writing Tips Adapted From Real Life," which gives a number …

All About Literary Magazines: Reading, Submitting, Publishing Your Own

Literary magazines are wonderful. They often publish new and established writers, are increasingly become more mobile, and for the motivated, are fairly easy to publish. For readers, there are a number of great literary journals out there. Some examples include Glimmer Train, Narrative, and Strand Mag. (Also magazines that take submissions, for writers looking to get …

Indie Authors: Book Rights

This month I've started working seriously on my passion project, I Know Dino. One of my goals is to get a few dinosaur ebooks out, starting with a picture book I've been working on for a while about how Brontosaurus is not a real dinosaur (even though it used to be my favorite). Last weekend, I …

The Ins and Outs of Blogging as a Professional Writer

Blogging is one of the best ways to build a platform, both as a book author and as a freelance writer. I plan on posting more about the specifics of being a freelancer, now having done it for a while, but blogging seems a good place to start, since it applies to both types of …