As if learning the craft of writing a novel isn't difficult enough, after it's finished you'll need to edit it. If you're going to be traditionally published, you'll probably work with an editing staff to make your work marketable. But before it gets to that point, you have to get it past the slush pile … Continue reading 13 Resources to Make Editing Your Novel Easier
I've blogged about using a training budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other author's blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and other types of media) covering topics you're interested in, and prowling over social media networks. There are three … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training
How often have you overspent on a "deal" that was guaranteed to help increase your income, but left you broke instead? How many times have you lacked the funds necessary to buy that eBook that could teach you ways to improve your marketing strategy? If you're like most Independent Authors, myself included, the times for … Continue reading Avoiding Dragons With a Training Budget
The saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." I've lived that saying for a long time, unfortunately, so when I saw The Money Book by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese I wondered what sage (unusable) advice I would find between the covers. I wondered if it was going to be another Rich Dad, … Continue reading A Fool And Her Money
Maybe it seems a little early to start thinking about doing your taxes, but it's been my experience that the sooner you get on it, the less stressful it can be. Thankfully there are people and web sites out there to help us slot all those numbers in the correct places on the correct forms … Continue reading 7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes
Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. There are times in every writer's life when ideas will come flooding in -- but not for the story you're working on. You don't want to forget those little gems because they would be great in another story, yet they're … Continue reading When the Ideas Come
In Mike Duran's post How Do We “Glorify God” in Our Writing? I discovered I wasn't the only person asking if you can write a Christian story without specifically mentioning God. As Mike points out, it seems most Christian writers (and I would say most Christians) think you absolutely must include God specifically in a story in order for it to … Continue reading Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?