How do you stay sane as a writer and forge a sustainable, enjoyable career?
Happy New Year! I hope you had an awesome 2019 for writing and selling books. I had some concrete goals: To publish five books. To sell 10,000 books, ten times more than in 2018. Here’s how I did: I published four full length books and one shorter book. I also published two box sets. I […]
So this week I was going to post another 20books Vegas update. Failing that, maybe a marketing post. Or something festive. But events have overtaken me. I’ve injured a tendon in my upper right arm. I’m not entirely sure how I did it, but I imagine it was a combination of typing about 120k words […]
Learn how to use data to become a more productive writer – whether it’s NaNoWriMo or not
It’s a quick update this week as I’m traveling: specifically, I’m on my way home from the 20Books Las Vegas conference, the biggest get together of indie authors in the world. It took place over three days but I decided to spend longer in Vegas because, well, why not? Right now I’m looking out at […]
Trying to decide whether to give Scrivener a try for your writing project? Here’s how I use it.
It’s that time of year! No, not Hallowe’en. Not Bonfire Night. Not the run-up to Thanksgiving, or even Christmas. It’s October. Which means writers all over the world are getting ready for NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s an initiative designed to encourage people to write a novel (or more accurately, to write […]
How do you use social media strategically and avoid wasting time you should be spending writing?
Fitting writing around life can be tough. Follow these steps to fit writing a novel around your job, family, or social life.
Fantasy and sci-fi author Emily Reading shares her writing process