Writers write. They don’t design web sites.

It is my experience that web site design should be left to those who know what they're doing.  It's all too easy to buy a user-friendly program such as Front Page and whip together a site with all manner of bells and whistles (much to the annoyance of the visitor).  Or, somewhat better but no … Continue reading Writers write. They don’t design web sites.

Beating the Clock

One of the biggest obstacles I have to overcome on a daily basis is time management.  There are times I wish I had a way to magically create a perfect time slot for my writing where my daughter didn't need my attention for a couple of hours and I could work in peace and quiet.  … Continue reading Beating the Clock

Writing in the Face of Fear

In his book The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes tells us that every writer worth his or her salt has a fear of writing.  It's not just a fear of being rejected by a traditional publisher, although fear of rejection often causes the would-be author to become what Ralph calls a "trunk writer" (someone who … Continue reading Writing in the Face of Fear

Research Your Publishing Options

The second most important thing to becoming an independent author is to research your options. (The first is, of course, to write, but that is an entry for another time.) I spent a lot of time doing google searches for the "right" publishing company, trying to decide whether to stick with a traditional publisher or … Continue reading Research Your Publishing Options