As a self-published author, when switching from author to salesperson, remember: readers want a good story more than a cheap book.

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When you agree to review a book, do you always follow through? Are you loyal to other writers by keeping up your side of the bargain?

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With patience and commitment, you can find funding for your book. This post has advice on how to pursue grants, crowdfund, enter contests, and freelance your way to funding your book.

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You can juggle fiction and nonfiction writing in your career, but you'll need organization, diligence, and the ingenuity to recognize how to give each skill set its proper time, place, and respect in your writing life.

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When asked if you're a writer, do you use excuse words to hold yourself down, or do you use positive language and build yourself up?

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To enable myself to write full time, my work/life balance can’t be too loose or too strict. It’s critical to feed the passion and provide for myself and find the perfect levels for each.

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A writer can honor her world in fiction just as in nonfiction. Friends, family, pets, locations, events… anyone or anything can be inserted smartly into storytelling, with a wink to those who really know the truth.

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