2 Years to a Book [InfoGraphic]

In this week’s “short share,” we have a two-year book writing plan from HuntersWritings.com. While two years might be an unnecessarily long time for many indie authors these days, I think it’s a great plan for new authors — especially those trying to write their first book alongside a traditional day job. If you find yourself with limited time to write, but you’d like to

Authors Attack: Dealing With Negative Book Reviewers

  In the third episode of the All Freelance Writing Podcast, I’m joined by Princess Jones. We chat about extreme cases of authors behaving badly by attacking negative book reviewers. And we offer tips on how you can deal with negative book reviews more tactfully (hint: there is almost never an appropriate time for you to take on a reviewer). You can hear the latest episode below

Quick Tip: Conduct an Author Website Audit

It’s not enough to simply have an author website. You need to make sure the website you have actually works for you. It has to reach whatever goals you set for it. And if it’s not currently doing that, you should consider making some changes. Not sure if your author website needs work? Conduct a simple website audit to find out. What is a Website Audit? A website audit

Be a Book Marketing Hero. Stop Social Media Spam.

As a follow-up to my recent post and infographic, Twitter tips for authors, I’d like to share a resource from another author. Anne R. Allen shared this post with me on Twitter, which she wrote last fall. Social Media Secrets for Authors, Part IV: How Not to Spam I hate spam. You hate spam. We all hate spam. It might be the only thing everyone

Weekly Writing Challenge: Make Your Settings More Authentic

This week’s writing challenge is for fiction writers, and aimed to help you create more authentic settings for your stories, using a free and easily-accessible tool. My “guy” and I have been thinking about buying a house this coming Spring. Because of that, we’ve been keeping our eye on the market pretty closely. We’re also both interested in older houses with character as opposed to