Tips for Writing a Series

I've had a series in the works for a while now (spoiler, it's about dinosaurs). I've been really slow in writing it, but I have been reading up lately on tips for how other authors write their series. Elizabeth Spann Craig has a post about evaluating a series, and deciding how long a series should …

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Guest Post: How to Balance Writing Your Novel and the Rest of Your Life

By Josh T. It seems like whenever you try to sit down and write your novel, life gets even crazier. In all likelihood, you have another job to support you and your family or you have school to deal with. Where is the time to write? It’s there, but you may have to make a …

Guest Post: 60 Freelance Writing Resources

By Joe Flanagan If you're considering moving into freelance writing or have already chosen this path as your career then these 60 helpful freelance writing resources are for you. It covers freelance writing resources for the modern day including writing tools, social media groups and forums, blogs and podcasts, plus much more. You'll never be stuck for …

Guest Post: 28 Boring Words Alternatives—Improve Your Writing

By Jack Milgram Think about the last interesting conversation you had with a friend of yours. What made it so pleasant? Chances are, what made it so great was your friend’s relatively rich vocabulary. And no, we are not talking about snooty guys throwing obscure terminology at you. We are simply talking about people who …

Fun Tools for Authors

I do love a good list. Below are some tools that can help you as an author, whether you're looking to write, find books to read, research words, and more. Authors.me: Platform for connecting authors with agents and publishers. AZ Screen Recorder: An app that lets you record your Android screen. Beemgee: Tools for authors. …

Get Paid to Write

Writing is an art, but it's also a job. Here are some sites where you can submit your work and get paid (as well as some articles that help make your writing stronger and more likely to sell): "51 Magazines that Pay Writers $250+" on Freedom With Writing "Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay …

Indie Writers: Building Your Email List

There's a saying: the money is in the list. An email list is the best way to connect to your audience. You can communicate directly, without worrying about how a platform might change, and you can get feedback from your fans and readers. So how do you build an email list? There's a lot of …

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Go With the Flow and Beat Writer’s Block

By Josh T. Are you currently suffering from writer's block? If so, don't worry. Even the most talented writers in the world suffer from writer's block. In fact, Stephen King once suffered from a writer's block that spanned four months and resulted in him lounging at home, drinking beer and watching soap operas. However, we …

A List of 194 Tools and Resources: Apps, Trends, Marketing Tips, and More

It's about that time again for another roundup post. This time I've got a bunch of tools and resources that cover a wide range of topics, from freelancing to marketing to reading and more. Book Creation Tools/Help Book Creator Comic Book Paper Omnibook Vellum Vivliostyle (and why it's important) "Automated Cleanup for Word Manuscripts" Beyond XML …

Guest Post: Six Apps Indie Authors Should Take Advantage Of

By Megan F. Working as an indie author can be quite a challenge. You often don't have the backing of big organizations to keep you on track or to help you out when the going gets rough. Luckily, most everyone today has access to technologies that can easily take the place of those institutions. As …