Your Story in a Single Sentence Part 2: The Elevator Pitch

Your Story in a Single Sentence Part 2: The Elevator Pitch

As an author, you will be in multiple situations where you have the opportunity to get someone interested in your book in a very short window of time. That’s when you need an Elevator Pitch. Here’s how to make one.

Your Story in a Single Sentence Part 1: The Log Line

Your Story in a Single Sentence Part 1: The Log Line

Creating a log line before you begin drafting (or even after!) lets you see whether you have a story that will carry a novel or help you flesh out an idea into something that will. Use this simple plot structure device to make sure you have a story worth telling.

Conflict: The Engine that Drives Page-Turning Writing

Conflict: The Engine that Drives Page-Turning Writing

Most of us avoid conflict at all costs, but conflict in all its forms is the beating heart of great fiction. In this post, I give you simple tips on how to infuse more conflict into your writing.

The Indie Publishing Process 3: Finding Your Readers (aka Marketing)

The Indie Publishing Process 3: Finding Your Readers (aka Marketing)

At its heart, marketing is simply telling a story that your Ideal Readers wants to be a part of. For authors, this is exactly what we do. That doesn’t seem so bad, right?

The Indie Publishing Process 2: Publishing and Distribution

The Indie Publishing Process 2: Publishing and Distribution

An overview of a few of the options self-published authors must choose between regarding getting their baby book out into the world where other people can buy it, including book design, printing, and distribution.

The Indie Publishing Process Part 1: From The End to the Finish

The Indie Publishing Process Part 1: From The End to the Finish

The first post on my new “Writing Tips” blog takes indie authors through the steps between typing “The End” on your fiction manuscript and getting it ready to publish. In other words, how do you turn your caterpillar into a butterfly?