Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

Sometimes I just have to get off my computer and use visual and tangible tools to get my brain organized. If you're anything like me, you have about 50 different drafts (all saved as "FinalFinalDraft27.ForRealThisTime-4"). Your characters have been running amok, and your spreadsheets of details are about 31% complete because you keep getting caught [...]

Betas Needed!

Betas Needed!

***Update: Wow! You guys did NOT disappoint! I ended up with 4x my original recruitment goal. Due to the amazing response, I have closed the sign up form.*** What's a beta reader? This is a term used for people who read an unpublished book and give feedback to the author. (ok, that is oversimplified, but [...]

“How did you find a publisher?”

“How did you find a publisher?”

5 Crucial Publishing Tips for Beginners The first question I get when friends, family, and fellow writers find out I signed a publishing contract is always, “What’s it about?” (Read the synopsis here)  Once I fumble through my elevator pitch, the follow up almost always comes. “How did you find a publisher?” “How did this [...]

Where are we now?

Where are we now?

There’s nothing quite like making a huge announcement about a publishing deal, and then waiting nearly four months to give another update. (insert “covering my eyes in shame” emoji) Consider the lengthy breaks between posts over! There are so many exciting things coming, and you will be hearing a lot more about this project between [...]