Dear Aspiring Writer,
This is a collection of links from my blog that could aid you in the process of publishing your first novel from beginning to end. There are also marketing tips and help on how to build your author platform.
For writing tips on character development, stages of a novel, editing, and more got to How to Write a Novel.
If you're looking for specific help on certain scenes or characters, check out the lists on my Writing About page.
How to Build a Platform – Tips on how to get your name out there and build an audience.
Blogging 101 – All you need to know about starting a blog.
Using a Pen Name – This article discusses pen names. I use one. :)
Author Photo Tips – Need an author photo? I’ve got tips to help you get a good one.
Save Your Work! – Don’t ever risk losing your hard work again!
Writer's Etiquette – What you need to know when dealing with agents, editors, and writers. This article will give you advice on things NOT to do.
How to Get Publishing Credentials – Sometimes it’s not easy to do, so I am offering tips.
How to Write an Author Bio – Yes, you even need one when you’re a new writer.
How to Write a Query Letter – All writers will eventually have to craft the dreaded query.
How to Write a Synopsis – And the dreaded synopsis. These articles will tell you what you need to know to accomplish both tasks.
How to Handle Rejection – When you start submitting, you’ll most likely get rejections. But that’s okay!
Blurbs, Taglines, and Loglines OH MY! – This article provides everything you need to know to create blurbs, taglines, and loglines.
How to Create an Author Tagline – The best authors have one! And you should too!
Dedications and Acknowledgements – Need help writing the dedication and acknowledgment pages for your books?
Working with a Cover Artist – Here are a few things to keep in mind when you work with a cover artist.
Working with an Editor – Yes, they are human. And I’m giving tips to help you not to make a mistake when working with one.
How to do a Cover Reveal – Need help orchestrating a cover reveal?
Preparing for Release Day – There’s a lot you need to do to prepare for your book’s release. I am giving a list of some things for you to remember.
Write Your Next Book – While you wait to get one book published, write another!
3 R’s Rank, Ratings, and Reviews – I’m giving advice on how to deal with the 3 R’s.
Tax Deductions – I’m giving a list of possible deductions all writers can take advantage of.
How to Create an Author Facebook Page – Clueless about Facebook pages! This article will help you create an awesome page and engage with your followers.
How to Set Up a Blog Tour – Want to do a blog tour? I’m offering ideas and tips to help you get it done.
How to Create a Press Kit – Not everyone has one, but you should consider making one so information about you and your books is easily accessible by the people who need it.
Book Release Party – Party time! This article is full of advice on how to throw a Facebook party.
How to Promote Free Days – Is your book going to be free on Amazon? Make the post of it with these tips.
Easy Ways to Promote Your Book – I’ve tested these out myself.
Getting Reviews - We all want reviews, so here's how to get them.
How to Create a Website - An author website needs certain tools for it to be effective.
How to Design a Business Card – Tips on how to design a good calling card.
Twitter for Writers - All you need to know to join Twitter.
Instagram for Writers - 20 Instagram Ideas - Tips on how to utilize this photo app.
How to Create a Newsletter - Author newsletters can build readership.
Book Signing Fear - Tips for book signings and how to get rid of your fear.