Your completed manuscript culminates countless hours of hard work, late nights, and creative genius. So, now that you’ve finished your book, the hard part is over, right? Wrong! Finding a publisher as a debut author can be overwhelming, complicated, and confusing. But it doesn’t have… Read More »A Guide to Finding the Right Publisher for Your First Book
The publishing world can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the book industry’s jargon and terminology. Maybe you’ve heard “hybrid publishing” but aren’t entirely sure what it is. Most people are familiar with the basics of traditional publishing and self-publishing, but what is hybrid publishing?… Read More »The Best of Both Worlds—Understanding Hybrid Publishing
Have you ever browsed the planner selection while shopping and thought, “I could design a better planner than this.” Well, you can! Creating and selling your own planner has never been easier. Perhaps you want to create a budgeting and finance planner with the goal… Read More »6 Steps Ultimate Guide to Creating and Selling Your Planner
Every writer has been in your shoes—even the prolific authors who have published numerous books. Nobody wakes up as a masterful storyteller or flawless writer; everyone has to begin somewhere. Many people fall into the trap of thinking they can’t do something because they’re not… Read More »Writing a Book With No Experience Made Easy–A Practical Guide
Fantasy is a fun, freeing, and unique writing genre—but where do you start? You’re already on the right track by taking the time to research and read our blog. You might feel like you’re in over your head with a mounting to-do list, or you… Read More »10 Essential Tips for Every Aspiring Fantasy Novelist
You can create a publishing company on your own. Whether you are an author looking to self-publish a book or an entrepreneur interested in publishing someone else’s work, you can get into the realm of book printing.
Verbs are the engines of language. They make things happen. However, they must be used correctly to convey your meaning properly. That’s done with tense. However, using verb tenses correctly can be challenging, particularly if you tend to write the way you speak.
The world of writing is chock-full of helpful pieces of pithy advice. Think “write what you know” or “make time to write every day.” However, the golden rule of writing, particularly fiction, is “show, don’t tell.”
So…when can you call yourself a writer? When you publish? When Hollywood calls? When your fans outnumber the people in your home town–or your home? No. You’re a writer when you write.
Without the proper guidance and support, it’s easy for your first attempt at self-publishing to feel like the first pancake, which is always a little…off. But the first pancake doesn’t need to be a throw away, and neither does your first attempt at self-publishing.