Category Archives: Resource Tips

NOM de PLUME – What’s in a Name?

If you wrote under a pseudonym, would you become more famous? Here is what some authors say….
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How to Use Canva in Your Writing —

Using Canva to design a book marketing ad is easy-peasy! Continue reading

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Adventures in Publishing: Why I Chose to Go Independent

Is self-publishing, independent publishing the way to go to get your book published? Continue reading

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Single Quotes or Double Quotes?

Originally posted on C.A. Simonson:
It can be confusing to know where to use quotation marks. Writers are familiar with using quotes for sentences but what about thoughts? What about words with another meaning? This is simply a question…

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If You’re a Writer, Writing IS Your “Real” Job

Successful writers know that in order to keep producing high-quality, consistent work, they need to apply themselves every day – and not just to writing, but reading as well. If you’re not reading, you’re not going to be a good … Continue reading

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9 Tips on How to Start a Story

How do you begin to tell a story without informing your reader of the where, when, who, and why? Known as an “information-dump” in the writing world, this needed information can often be boring. It must be woven into the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Selling to Libraries Needs to be a Top Priority

According to the ALA Materials Survey published in March 2015, the most popular categories in public libraries were Children’s picture books, general fiction, mystery/thrillers, cookbooks and memoir/bio. The complete list is here. Libraries are a commonly neglected target in the … Continue reading

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