The six types of (failed) writers: which one are you?

I saw this infographic today, about the Six Types of Writers. Great, I thought – I like cute and fun online Facebook tests about writers that momentarily distract me from the challenges of writing. I was asked, “Which one are you,” so I searched. Here’s the problem, these aren’t the six types of writers. These

Writing contests and book award competitions for authors

Writing contests and book award competitions for authors

This is usually where I’d post a roundup of the best (FREE to enter) writing contests. But I’ve decided not to, because even though they’re great for traffic, there are several sites that have already put lists like that together – I’ll link to those at the end of this post. So, why write anything

Burning books: viral books ideas that spread like wildfire

Burning books: viral books ideas that spread like wildfire

In the world of literature, there are books, and then there are books that blaze through our collective consciousness. The kind that you can’t stop thinking about, that you can’t stop talking about, the kind that feels more like a wildfire than just mere paper and ink. But what ignites such a wildfire? What separates

10 Creatively Brilliant Ways to Electrify Your Essence

10 Creatively Brilliant Ways to Electrify Your Essence

1. Harness the Power of Color: The Ancient Egyptians believed in the therapeutic properties of color. Today, chromotherapy or color therapy studies show that certain colors can impact mood and energy. Blue can calm, red can invigorate, and yellow can inspire creativity. Revamp your space or wardrobe with colors that align with the energy you...

Why nobody likes you, and how to fix it.

Firstly, big virtual hug to everyone reading this! Let’s face it, we’ve all felt like the world’s against us at times, haven’t we? That awkward moment when you walk into a room and feel eyes bore into you, or when you attempt to strike up a conversation and are met with dismissive glances. If you’re

What is Kindle Vella (dumpster fire or publishing opportunity?)

What is Kindle Vella (dumpster fire or publishing opportunity?)

There are some rumblings this week as Kindle announced a new program for authors called Kindle Vella; basically a short, serialized place for content that’s separate from the main Kindle store and runs more like a smartphone app. Several companies have tried to pull this off, (“Radish” is the most successful one) but Amazon...