Writing contests for authors (free editing!)

Writing contests for authors (free editing!)

This is usually where I’d post a roundup of the best (FREE to enter) 2021 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 The 3 secrets to...

Best sites for writers 2021 (and the winner is…)

Best sites for writers 2021 (and the winner is…)

For the second year in a row, my humble mess of a blog got listed by the WriteLife as one of the top 100 sites for writers – right next to Jane Friedman and Dave Chesson, so I thought I’d mark the moment with some stories. I *met* Dave years ago when I was in Taiwan, and The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted...

Fantastic Journey ā€“ from Blog to Book

Fantastic Journey ā€“ from Blog to Book

How to Make the Dream Come True Every journey begins with a single step. Derek Murphy helped me navigate and overcome the obstacle course between me and my destination of becoming a successful Indie fantasy author. We met online after Iā€™d completed my first medieval fantasy novel. I was lurking around his website, CreativIndie. As The 3...

Reviews are in: my book sucks

Reviews are in: my book sucks

It’s been a few weeks since I launched Book Craft, the writing guide I’ve been working on all year, and reviews are terrible. I don’t really have a great place to discuss this, so I’m starting a blog post here. It’s obviously not great marketing to talk about bad reviews in a defensive preface; or The 3 secrets...