Thoughts on being an author and the craft of writing.

How to Approach Indie Bookstore Owners to Market Your Books

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

Have you considered working with an independent bookstore to market your books? Many indie authors rely solely on online distribution channels such as Amazon and Kobo. But for those of us who dream of seeing our books on store shelves, indie bookstores are an excellent avenue. I attended Book Expo 2017 and heard from a panel of [...]

10 Surprising Takeaways from Book Expo 2017

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

Book Expo (formerly Book Expo America or BEA) is an annual publishing industry trade show that’s been going on for 70 years. The expo is primarily geared toward traditional publishing although in recent years, they've opened up a smaller exhibition area for indie authors. 2017 marked the first year that the show was run by ReedPop—the company [...]

Never Run Out of Writing Ideas

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

We all have days when we struggle to write. We feel blocked or the words don’t flow. Those days are tough, and it’s important to power through and try to write anyway. Here’s how to rescue a bad day. Other days it may feel like we’ve run out of ideas. You know you could write, but [...]

Six Surprising Ways to Boost Your Creative Energy

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Writing|

Want to boost your creative energy? Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Do you consider yourself a creative person? As a writer and creative entrepreneur, I’m always seeking ways to boost my creative energy. Here are 6 unexpected ways I’ve found to amp up my energy and keep my creative energy going throughout the [...]