How To Find The Right Beta Reader

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While writing the ending to your novel might just be one of the greatest feelings in the world, your work is far from done. On top of revisions and edits, you still need one more thing—beta readers. Beta readers play an integral role in the book writing and publishing business. These readers are usually just … Read more

What To Do When A Publisher Rejects Your Book


Writers put pieces of themselves into each and every work they produce, which is one of the reasons it can be so devastating when a publisher rejects your submission. One, two or even half a dozen rejections is far from the end of your career as an author, however. A hallmark of a successful author … Read more

The Best Social Media Platforms For Writers

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Succeeding as an author requires hard work, ingenuity and a whole lot of social media savvy. Social media is one of the best places for you to market yourself and your books, and having an established presence can even come in handy when you are looking for a publisher. If the idea of launching yourself … Read more

4 Ways To Stand Out As An Author

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Like every author, you have a story to tell. However, with as many as 1 million new books that hit the U.S. market every year, standing out might be starting to feel impossible. So what can you do about it? It’s time to get creative. There are a few things you can do right off the … Read more

Embracing Change to Become a Better Writer

None of us are perfect, me least of all – and in our imperfection, we often create “fences” for ourselves. We create “rules” that don’t serve us and don’t serve those around us. But for some reason, we find it difficult to both a) recognize when we’ve created hindering rules, and b) change them once … Read more

The hopeful author

You may not realize this, but becoming an author is, in a sense, becoming a business owner. You are the CEO of your writing career. It’s not enough to WRITE well, if you can’t SELL what you write. People must have a desire to read what you write, or that title of “author” becomes an … Read more