Writing

Writing your book is the first step to becoming a published author.   Learn more about the craft of writing through our blog posts and resources we recommend below.

 

Writing Tips

2 Things You Need to Know Before Writing Your Book – Writing a book sounds easy, but writing a GOOD book takes work. In this post, we share two things you need to know before writing your book.

5 Easy Ways to Write Your Book – There is more than one way to write a book.  I often have authors tell me they do not know where to start when writing a book.  In this post, I am going to share five ways that I have used to write a book to help you get started in the right direction.

3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination – What does it take to be a successful writer?  As I have reflected on my own journey, I am going to share with you 3 keys to writing success.

6 Steps to Choosing a Book Title that Sells – How do you choose a book title? That’s the question my dear friend Janet asked me a few weeks back. In this post, I share my 6 step process.

6 Essential Books for Fiction Authors – In November 2012, I started the transition from writing non-fiction exclusively to learning to write fiction stories.  This was a scary transition for me as the process is very different for each.  However, in my extensive research, I have found 6 essential books for fiction authors that I recommend.  I have read all of these books and several will be used as reference books for years to come.

6 Great Books for Non-Fiction Authors – Good books for non-fiction authors seem to be few and far between. In this post, we share 6 great books for non-fiction authors.

6 Books Every Author Needs to Read - Heather’s 6 favorite books for authors in any genre. These books cover everything from writing craft to writing exercises.

Also check out the resources we recommend for writing here.

 

Editing Tips

5 Steps to Self-Editing Your Writing – Poor editing detracts from the reader’s experience, and it also can cast you in a bad light as an author. Needless to say, good editing is a huge part of being a successful author. In this post, we’re going to cover 5 steps to self-editing your writing, but first, I wanted to share a few resources that I have found helpful when it comes to editing. After all, knowing what punctuation to use, proper grammar, etc. really is the first step to self-editing your work.

What to Look for When Hiring an Editor – Before hiring an editor, there are several things you will want to look at and ask before agreeing to work with them. In this post, we’ll share four things you want to know before you consider working with an editor.

Recommended Editors – We get asked a lot who we recommend for editing.  Here are a few options for you to research.

 

More Resources:

Self-Publishing Books – learn how to publish print books, eBooks, AudioBooks and more.

Book Marketing – learn how to market your books successfully.

Tools We Use & Resources We Recommend – See all the tools we use and resources we recommend in writing, publishing and marketing your books here.