Your Biggest Goal for the New Year Should Be Don’t Share Your Goals


Studies show that sharing your goals hurts your chances to acheive them.

NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: CONSISTENCY


One element that is persistently required of your website or blog is consistency. It’s vital. By doing so, you create a consistent voice for yourself on the web and it creates content on a calendar. What does “Consistency” in writing blog posts and content on your website mean? Exactly that, it means that there is somethingContinue reading “NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: CONSISTENCY”

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Know Your Genre’s Rules


After defining your genre clearly, it’s absolutely vital to know the rules and boundaries you are able to work with. More importantly, you have to know what will allow you to reach the desk of an agent representing your genre, or find the loyalists that will know you took the time to understand the rulesContinue reading “Know Your Genre’s Rules”

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”