Should You NaNo Your Book?

November 2nd, 2016

It’s that happy time of year again. November is here, and millions of aspiring authors are already knee-deep in novels. How do they do it? By taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge. But what does it mean to you, and should you bother? Wha...


How Valuable is a Writer’s Conference?

October 26th, 2016

They’re everywhere. Regional. State-wide. International. No matter how big the scale, you can find a writer’s conference just about anywhere you look at any time of the year. But will attending the conference and paying the fees...


Should I Build a Website for My Book?

October 19th, 2016

The other day I was reading through some LinkedIn writing groups and saw a question posted by an author which interested me. She asked if she should create a website dedicated to her new book. It isn’t the first time I’ve come a...


Do I Need a Pen Name?

October 14th, 2016

There is a certain allure to seeing your name in print. Let’s face it. That’s one of the most satisfying results for all your hard work. The by-line. Then you start wondering if maybe you made a mistake. Perhaps you should have ...


Does Writing Short Stories Make You A Better Novelist?

August 22nd, 2016

I’ve heard this question before, though not always in this form. There are so many short fiction markets out there that authors want to take advantage of what some view as an easier market to hit. But the question still stands. Does w...