Even More Show Don’t Tell

Even More Show Don’t Tell

If you’re like me, you’ve seen this quote about eight thousand times: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov What does that actually mean, though? Good news: I can help. “Show, don’t...
A Bunch of Hard Truths About Publishing

A Bunch of Hard Truths About Publishing

There are a million posts on this already. As it happens, I’m happy to share my limited experience in the hopes it will help others. First, I’ll give you a list, and then I’ll break it down. Traditional Publishing If you do decide to go traditional,...
Ten Steps to Perfect Cover Design

Ten Steps to Perfect Cover Design

Follow these ten steps, and your cover will look professional. Whether your cover looks good depends on the photos and fonts you choose, but if you follow these steps, your readers will thank you! By the way, at the bottom of this page is a list of resources for...
How to Build a Website (For Authors)

How to Build a Website (For Authors)

Why People will look you up online. They look you up for three things: Information about you Information about your book(s) And (if they like you) your social media so they can observe your life How There are four aspects to this: hosting; a domain; design; and...
How to Self-Publish

How to Self-Publish

Write the best stuff you can. I really mean that. Write the absolute best book you can. When you’ve finished writing it, put it aside for a minimum of three weeks before reading it to edit again. This is to help you avoid seeing what you MEANT to write as...
Keep Going (Just Like Pixar)

Keep Going (Just Like Pixar)

These are two of my favorite go-to videos when I’m feeling down about my creativity and writing. Take a few minutes and watch. Your heart will thank you. Part One: Give Your Work a Chance to Grow Part Two: It’s Going to Take a While – AND...