Writers’ conferences are valuable because they immerse you – if only for a few short days – into your art. They can make you aware of how much you don’t know, how much you need to know to publish and promote, and expose you to things you need to succeed.

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When you are able to control the pace of your story, you’ve mastered one of the more important skills in writing.

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Writers, authors, newbies, and experts – BookBaby's first-ever Independent Authors Conference is coming to historic Philadelphia November 3-5 at the elegant Sonesta Hotel in downtown Rittenhouse Square.

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If you’re promoting your Christian fiction book, these links and pages will get you off the ground connecting with groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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Two of the classic story shapes are "the fall" or "the rise." In these story arcs, the main character climbs to a peak of happiness, falls from one, or does a round-trip for maximum emotional impact.

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If you can’t really afford to spend a lot on a book publicity campaign, carve out some time to do it yourself and apply these 15 commandments.

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Being a demanding self-editor is a must if you want to be the best writer you can be. What's the point of pouring weeks, months, or years into a manuscript, then settling for something other than your very best work?

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