How Not to Launch a Book in Ten Easy Steps

This time next week, I'll officially have four novels with my name on them. Four. I can hardly believe it, but it's true. You would think that this would mean that I'm quite the expert on launching a book, but sadly this is another example of something I'm far more qualified on the topic of … Continue reading How Not to Launch a Book in Ten Easy Steps

5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

While downloading ebooks to your reader is simple, getting them up on the cloud in the first place requires some work. I write my books using Word, however, just because you can import your manuscript's formatted-for-print-ready Word document into Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon), doesn't mean you necessarily should. For example, you may want to include a … Continue reading 5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

5 Alternatives to Vellum, or How I Spent My Weekend

Vellum. It's not just for illuminated scrolls. For those of you not in the self-publishing world, or those newer to book formatting, Vellum is also a popular software option that helps magically transform your manuscript from a document processing file into something the non-publishing world might call a book. (This post includes affiliate links) I … Continue reading 5 Alternatives to Vellum, or How I Spent My Weekend

How to Build a Readership with Blogging by Debby Gies and a progress update

I've finished my major re-writes and secondary edits for my upcoming sequel to An Uncertain Faith, entitled An Uncertain Confidence. This means the time has come to start talking with professional editors. Admittedly, I could have, and probably should have, already had this conversation in order to a spot in an editor's queue, but I … Continue reading How to Build a Readership with Blogging by Debby Gies and a progress update

That Vs Which: Self Editing Tip and Reason Number 501 Why it is taking so long to finish my next novel

I do not blog daily - my hat's off to those that do - but that doesn't mean I wasn't happy enough to receive The Writer's Daily Companion by Amy Peters as a gift several months ago. It's like having my own daily prompt generator without the distraction that is the internet. Somedays it's a … Continue reading That Vs Which: Self Editing Tip and Reason Number 501 Why it is taking so long to finish my next novel