query letter

Write Your Query Letter Before You Write Your Next Book

Try this exercise and write your query letter before you write your next book to keep your manuscript focused and help you pitch it to agents and publishers.
deals for writers

Black Friday Deals For Writers

They're heee-re... Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and we've partnered with the good folks at ProWritingAid to round up some excellent deals on courses, software, and books for writers.
business plan

A Novel Approach To Writing A Business Plan

You might not be familiar with the process of writing a business plan, but you can tell a story. Why not put that talent to use for your vision statement for 2020?
front matter

What Goes In The Front Matter Of Your Book?

What you include in the front matter of your book depends on the information you want to impart to your reader to help enhance, explain, or set things up.
reading goal

Why You Should Set A Reading Goal For 2020

The health and emotional benefits of reading are reason enough to read more, but there are plenty of others... so set a reading goal and get to it!
John Locke

The Lessons Of John Locke’s Self-Publishing Career

John Locke's story of success selling his self-published books, and the scandal it kicked up, provides multiple lessons on why the best way to long-term success is writing quality books and putting in good, honest hard work.
literary influences

Who Are Your Literary Influences?

I encourage you to consider your own foundational inspirations when it comes to the written word. Who made you want to write in the first place? What works do you think are perfect — the ones you keep coming back to? Whose skill do you aspire to channel or match?

Trending

Recent Articles