How to be alone, without being lonely (inspirational quotes on solitude and isolation)

How to be alone, without being lonely (inspirational quotes on solitude and isolation)

For the last few years I’ve been editing a 19th century treatise called “The Genius of Solitude.” I already posted the introduction and some of my favorite quotes HERE, but I took some of the longer quotes and turned them into infographics. I love these, not only for the aesthetic beauty of the writing (I The 3 secrets to...

How to hire a ghostwriter for your book & average salary for ghostwriting jobs

How to hire a ghostwriter for your book & average salary for ghostwriting jobs

We’re having a discussion in one of my Facebook groups, after someone asked how much they should pay to hire a freelance writer to do some ghostwriting for them. I suggested $500 for 50K. That’s not a lot of money, at all. Some people in the group are frustrated by people (like me) devaluing the The 3 secrets to book marketing...

Free fiction writing template to help you outline your novel (Word, Scrivener, G-Docs, Plottr)

Free fiction writing template to help you outline your novel (Word, Scrivener, G-Docs, Plottr)

A few years ago I made the Plot Dot (now free on Amazon!) – my simple 8 step outline for writing novels, with the major dramatic twists most stories need to hit. I always wanted a more in-depth plotting outline and cheatsheet, but there’s so many conflicting story structures out there… last year however, I The 3 secrets to...

Why writing a book is like baking a cake

Why writing a book is like baking a cake

  Let’s say you make cake, but you don’t want to conform to a type of cake. You create an epic masterpiece, but it’s not quite chocolate, or carrot, or red velvet… it’s a mashup of everything, with layers and structure and everything is new and different. It’s ART. But now that it’s done, how The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

Can you really write a GOOD book in a month?

Can you really write a GOOD book in a month?

Almost always, if an author isn’t selling, it’s because their page isn’t converting. You need 3 things to succeed, a great blurb, cover, and enough reviews to offset skepticism. I can help you fix those things; I can also help craft your pitch or hook – which is critical for your amazon page. I can The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...