Novel Writing Basics (fiction templates)

Novel Writing Basics (fiction templates)

A couple summers ago I decided to make a video series for teens who wanted to write novels. It was a free program and we had over a thousand students. But I realized, actually, it’s probably my best summary of all my writing advice and ideas, because I *tried* to keep things simple and organized.  The 3 secrets to book marketing...

How to make a living with your writing (writing jobs to make quick money online)

How to make a living with your writing (writing jobs to make quick money online)

Two things: First, I’m involved in an anthology called “write and grow rich.” I accepted because: A) I wanted to practice a story-based approach to sharing knowledge, so I shared a story I’ve never told before and focused on making it gripping. B) Think and Grow Rich is hugely influential, but few people appreciate the...

Kindle Direct Publishing paperback option is (nearly) unusable, stick with Createspace for print on demand

Kindle Direct Publishing paperback option is (nearly) unusable, stick with Createspace for print on demand

UPDATE: Amazon got rid of Createspace altogether, so KDP print is your only option now. Sometimes it will flag things for issues, several times, but if you keep uploading it, the document might get approved (still buggy, as of 2019). Also, the cover generator rounds to the nearest 10th page I think, so it’s not as The 3 secrets to book...