Find Your Squad: How Support Makes All The Difference

Writing is, at its core, a solitary pursuit. When asked to envision a writer, you probably picture someone sitting alone at a laptop (or even a typewriter), spilling their story onto the page. [gif: Kermit the Frog typing on a typewriter] When I first started writing seriously as an adult, I worked alone for years, …

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Music Monday: Faerie Masquerade

Who doesn't love a good masquerade scene in a fantasy novel? Intrigue, deception, romance... and music. [gif: David Bowie in the film "Labyrinth" removing a goblin mask] If you're writing a masked ball scene and need a little musical inspiration, try this instrumental playlist full of lilting waltzes, haunting violin covers, and ethereal piano.

Trope Opinion: Enemies-to-lovers

I originally posted this article a while back, but it was hastily written and not very clearly thought-out, so I'm revising and resurrecting it as part of an opinion series on various tropes. So today... I'm gonna dissect my thoughts on Enemies-to-Lovers. Good?Bad?Guilty Pleasure? To be frank, I have mixed feelings. I love a good …

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Self-Pub Research Checklist: Compensation & Pricing

Ok, *cracks knuckles*, let's do this. Here's where things are going to enter a territory that intimidates a lot of writers... math. Buckle up, because this is going to be a long one. In this final part of my series on distilling self-pub research, we're going to talk all about money. How to price your …

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Self-Pub Research Checklist: Distribution

In my blog series condensing the various research I've done on my self-publishing journey, today's topic might be the trickiest... Distribution. What do you mean by distribution? Essentially, distribution is the path you want to take to get your books in the hands of readers. You can print your books via an on-demand printing service …

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