How NaNoWriMo Rescued Me

How NaNoWriMo Rescued Me

The Anatomy of Not Writing a Novel & How NaNoWriMo Rescued Me

I’d never been much of a fan of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for two reasons. The idea of writing 50,000 <<quality>> words in one month didn’t seem possible, and the ‘rule’ that it had to be a new novel with no previously written words didn’t mesh with my schedule anyway. Easy to dismiss. “Pish posh” as Mary Poppins would say.

Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Coffee, Candles, and Cards: Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings, Writers!

How to Include Spells, Sparkles, and Special Powers in Your Magical Stories

How to Include Spells, Sparkles, and Special Powers in Your Magical Stories

Happy October, writers!

For the past two months, I’ve written blogs about using Pinterest to build an author’s social media presence.

Pinterest for Authors - Part Two

Pinterest for Authors - Part Two

Hello, writers!

Welcome to September. This month is a favorite. It’s like summer but without the crowds. It’s a time when the sun still shines, but one’s desire for a routine is strong. September is a fabulous month to revisit goals and make new plans.

Another Word About Word Count with Tricia Quinnies

Another Word About Word Count with Tricia Quinnies

The brouhaha about writers and their word counts, makes a dramatic entrance every so often. Probably more often than we think. We writers, we love our words. Every one of them, from And to Zed. In our writerly heads, each word is carefully handpicked and absolutely necessary to create our magical stories. Like Mozart, each note is essential for our readers to understand our masterpieces.

Pinterest for Authors - Part One

Pinterest for Authors - Part One

Happy August. I hope your summer has been productive and pleasant.

Publishing World Wisdom from Donna Rewolinski

Publishing World Wisdom from Donna Rewolinski

Welcome to the July 2022 Author Series where published author Donna Rewolinski shares the advice she'd go back and tell her pre-published self. (And it’s something that nearly every author I talk to agrees with!)

Using Social Media Hashtags to Stay on Track for Summer

Using Social Media Hashtags to Stay on Track for Summer

Welcome to summer, writers!

LinkedIn for Writers: Boosting Your Profile

LinkedIn for Writers: Boosting Your Profile

TK Sheffield writer and writing educator

Welcome to May, writers!

How to Balance Your Writing Time When Launching a Book by Barbara M. Britton

How to Balance Your Writing Time When Launching a Book by Barbara M. Britton

When Valerie asked me to write a blog post and the topic of “balancing writing time and promotion” was on the list, I jumped on this topic. I was living the blog post with the launch of my eighth book. I could speak to the realities of the book launch whirlwind while refreshing my computer to check reviews and recommendations. You laugh, but it’s true.

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