Advice For Authors, The Business Of Becoming An Author, Writing a novel

Save The Cat. A Writing Resource for Overwhelmed Authors

I’ve spent more hours than I will every add up researching writing resources. Partly for professional reasons as a book editor and author coach but also as an author-in-progress myself. Knowing what works and what’s effective and most importantly, which ones are a waste of our precious time is key. Because the fact is, writing… Read More Save The Cat. A Writing Resource for Overwhelmed Authors

Advice For Authors, Advice For New Authors, Author Career, Making time to write

5 Quick Tips to Write Your Book in 2020 (when you have zero time)

Writing a book takes commitment but it really doesn’t need to eat up all your free time or even add to your existing busy schedule. There are ways to carve out time, multitask, and even write a book without even lifting a pen! Tip One Dictate – I love this tip and it’s helped so… Read More 5 Quick Tips to Write Your Book in 2020 (when you have zero time)

Advice For Authors, Advice For New Authors, Author Career, Lessons, The Business Of Becoming An Author

Self-Care For Authors During NaNoWriMo

Being an author can be thrilling and is always a great conversation starter – I’ve had entire tables of strangers asking me questions and genuinely intrigued by my career. However, what people often don’t talk about is the toll writing can take on an author/aspiring author. It can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining and,… Read More Self-Care For Authors During NaNoWriMo

Advice For Authors, Advice For New Authors, Author Career, Career change, Lessons, Writing Inspiration

How to tell negativity to shove it (and write your book!)

As a child they told you could be anything. A pop star, a ballerina, an actor, whatever you dreamed about in your fairy takes while you slept. It was all within your grasp, anything was possible.  Then you get to high school and suddenly it’s as if you don’t conform, you will never get good… Read More How to tell negativity to shove it (and write your book!)