15 Question to Ask Yourself Before Writing


Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:
. . To every new client I send out a questionnaire about their book(s), their social media presence, book distribution etc., but also about their plans concerning the book. From their answers I can see how much (or few) they thought about their readership, their competition and…

NaNoWriMo Roundup: Seasoned Authors Share their Secrets


Originally posted on The Daily Post:
At the stroke of midnight tonight, aspiring writers everywhere will take a deep breath. One second later, their blank screens won’t be blank any longer — for quite a while. November 1st marks the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).┬áThe annual fiction extravaganza will bring together more than…

Massive Post of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness


Originally posted on Way Too Fantasy:
Every autumn since 2005, I’ve spent preparing (or sometimes scrambling last minute) for the start of November, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. For those of you that don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days…

How to Overcome Anxiety as a Writer


Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:
. . If you really want to succeed as a writer, your have to overcome many fears, from handling criticism, getting rejection letters from publishers, negative comments from bullies to the fear of public speaking at book launches or writer conferences. So what can you do to…