C. Hope Clark

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C. Hope Clark has published two award-winning mystery series, the most popular being The Edisto Island Mysteries. She also narrates audio books, and when she isn’t spinning her crime fiction, she’s managing FundsforWriters.com, chosen by Writer’s Digest magazine for its "101 Best Websites for Writers" for the past twenty years.
writing a priority

Choose To Make Writing A Priority

One of my missions is to write 1,000 words per day. Once I start writing, the clock ticks. It's attainable only because I set it high on my list of priorities. You might be surprised at how many tasks in your life are not as necessary as you might think.
fiction with facts

Enhance Your Fiction With Facts

You can honor fact in fiction. Friends, family, locations, events… anything can be inserted into your story, with a wink to those who know the real truth.
writing full-time

Writing Full-Time Takes a Work/Life Balance

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.
emotional stages of publishing

The Five Emotional Stages of Publishing A Book

You've finished writing your book! Well, hold on tight because you're on a wild roller coaster, and while that ride takes you to remarkable highs, it plummets to lows you never imagined. Welcome to the emotional stages of publishing a book.
how you publish

Does It Matter How You Publish Or Who Your Competition Is?

The motivation for writing your book should be to give the world a great story and a memorable experience — no matter how you publish or who you're competing with.
how do readers choose books

How Do Readers Choose Books?

When it comes time to market your book, it's important to understand how readers choose books so you can deliver the right message to the right readers.
overedit

You Cannot Overedit

You cannot overedit, whatever anyone says. I dare say I've never read a book without finding a mistake, but when I see one in my work, there's nothing that can make me feel good about it.

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