Imagine you’re a mermaid (or merman, we don’t discriminate here) and you’re about to embark on an epic adventure. You’ve got your fin-flippers, your seashell bra, and your trusty trident, but hold up – you forgot something crucial. Your setting!
Revise and Shine
Polishing your novel may not be your favorite part of the writing process, but it is a necessary part of the craft. Try some of these tips to get you started and keep you going.
Ultimate Self-Editing Checklist
An Ultimate Self-Editing Checklist is an exceptionally useful tool for indy and professional editors. From my side of the screen, as an experienced editor, I use a self-editing checklist to ensure I don’t miss anything. The checklist I currently use
Common Editing Mistakes – Catch them while you can!
Proper editing makes all the difference when it comes to producing a high-quality book, but many authors think editing comes down to spelling and grammar. In our last blog we talked about why you should self-edit your book, and what
Why You Need to Self-Edit Your Writing
If you start Googling “Self-editing,” you’ll see some articles advocating the crucial need to self-edit your writing and others discussing how vital it is to hire an editor. It’s confusing. But there’s a reason for it. The truth is, both
SEO Basics Checklist for Everyone, Part II
The problem with putting together an SEO Basics Checklist is that such things tend to be presented as either something only trained professionals know how to do or, in oversimplistic terms, so broad they do very little. Nevertheless, like so
SEO Basics: Writing Discoverable Content, Part I
SEO basics are the foundation that determines how “discoverable” online content is. That is, how likely it is for someone to find your website through the use of search engines (primarily Google). Over the years, I’ve written and re-written several
How to Get Your Social Media Presence Started
By Kara M. Zone Of all the things you can do online, your social media presence is, perhaps, the most important aspect of them all! When you think about social media, you may have a very specific idea of what
A Brief Look at Email and Newsletter Marketing
By Kara M. Zone You’ve probably heard a lot about email and newsletter marketing, but you may not realize how powerful it can be. For some businesses struggling to get the word out about their products and services, this type
Failing NaNoWriMo, Part 4, Now What?
If you’ve been following my Failing NaNoWriMo posts this month, you might have some idea where this is headed. Now that we’ve spent the month of November writing an average of 1,666 words a day (or not), it’s time to