Then I Guess I Have to Keep Going!


The other night I talked with two fellow writers about goals. One of the many discussed subjects was self-publishing vs traditional publishing. I’m doing both. Going hybrid is the best route for me because there are some projects I want to get out into the world without the hassle of submitting to agents and publishers.Continue reading “Then I Guess I Have to Keep Going!”

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Author Interview with Travis Heermann on his new release, Spirit of the Ronin


The conclusion of the Ronin Trilogy has arrived from author Travis Heermann. Hear more from the author on the culmination of his celebrated series.

Five Books for October That Will Blow Your Mind


Sword of the Ronin by Travis Heermann The second of a planned trilogy by Travis Heermann, the characters are placed in very new challenges and the story moves forward brilliantly. The best aspect is the evolution of the main character Ken’ishi. If you’re looking for an immersive world with relationships built within the world ofContinue reading “Five Books for October That Will Blow Your Mind”

Find Your Readers with Ten Key Factors to Determine Target Demographics


Welcome to Level Five of The Writer’s Conquest, Target Demographics. As you write, there will likely be some people that will really want to read what you have to say. Others will find no interest. That might sting, but it’s the truth. If you try to please everyone, you’ll likely satisfy very few. As amazingContinue reading “Find Your Readers with Ten Key Factors to Determine Target Demographics”

To Outline, or Not to Outline?


Should a writer outline, or just start writing and let the story unfold organically? Read about some options here and take a poll to share your preferred method as we wrap up Level Four – Back to Writing Basics in the Writer’s Conquest.

One Sentence That Can Change How You Market Yourself


What set of associations will you want for your brand, as a writer, to create and maintain? Today, we’re dissecting one sentence about core identity concepts, written by Joyce Jensch. The final step in Level Three – Creating Your Platform of the Writer’s Conquest.

The Writer’s Conquest – Level Four: Back to Writing Basics


Welcome to the fourth installment of the ongoing YouTube series for writers, providing all the marketing and writing advice needed to take on the Writer’s Conquest. Going back to writing basics proved quite large, so large that the video has been split into two parts to allow you the time needed to complete each ofContinue reading “The Writer’s Conquest – Level Four: Back to Writing Basics”

Five Songs to Listen as You Write Short Stories


As you create your platform and ensure your writing foundation is strong, it’s important to find places to be published. Short stories are a great way to get some experience, make some mistakes, and most importantly be seen in the writing community. It’s a frightening step, as it takes you from writing alone, and havingContinue reading “Five Songs to Listen as You Write Short Stories”

Four Easy Tips to Find Time to Write


One of the hardest questions a writer has to ask is “When do you have time to write?” unless you’re one of the lucky few to receive a massive advance right out of the gate, odds are you have another job, or means of income, to allow you to have a roof over your headContinue reading “Four Easy Tips to Find Time to Write”

Create a Successful Tagline to Drive Your Author Platform


      As you create a platform for your work to be seen, a central tagline to drive your platform will be absolutely necessary.       The question you’re probably asking is “Do you need a tagline for your books or for you as an author?” This blog focuses on the author tagline,Continue reading “Create a Successful Tagline to Drive Your Author Platform”