A compilation of the resources I repeatedly recommend to fellow writers who are revising a novel.
Tips about writing back cover copy that hooks the potential reader, from a webinar featuring Lee Silber.
A review of This is Marketing by Seth Godin, which had a lot of ideas for modern marketing that resonated with me.
I plotted a novel for the first time. Here is the process I used, and a template if you’d like to try it.
I tried plotting for the first time and liked it. Here’s how I got started and the resources I used.
I added the capability to subscribe to my blog by category, using MailChimp. Here’s how I did it.
Producing an ebook is one of the more confusing parts of self-publishing. Guides offer all kinds of suggestions for DIY software and companies who’ll create the ebook for you. I chose to create my own ebook for a few reasons: (1) to save money, (2) to learn something new, and (3) because Bread Science is complicated. I wanted the index of Bread Science to link back into the book, but without page numbers, I had to choose which word each…
As I’ve resumed work on my new-adult fiction novel, I’ve considered the steps that have led to the current moment: I feel confident in my writing, but I know that I’ll continue to learn about the craft and improve. I’ve observed writing as a craft that can be improved, and not merely as the first words that spew onto the page when the author sits to write (at least not for me!). I want to record the early steps while…
Since I first got involved in self-publishing, I’ve wanted to share what I’ve learned with other interested authors. The information has taken various forms over the years. The latest is an outline that spans the entire process and also seeks to clear up some of the confusing areas. Self-Publishing from 2006 to 2017 I self-published Bread Science in 2006. There were few legitimate services back then, so I had to do much of the work myself. I read some helpful…
I recently learned about book mapping. While the class was intended for developmental editors, I found the tool helpful as a writer. What Is Book Mapping? Book mapping is a method of plotting out the action or themes of a story, to help keep track of them. This mapping can be done visually or with text in a spreadsheet. Developmental editors can use a book map to visualize an author’s manuscript and get insights into what help it might need….