How to Cure Writer’s Block: 23 Proven Ideas that Actually Work

BY HERMAN WILKINS The fact is that almost every writer faces writer’s block at some point in their career. Deadlines, storylines or even airlines can be the cause of this intellectual affliction. Writer’s block is real and can greatly affect your output. But, every writer of note has willed themselves out of this mental stupor. Writer’sContinue reading “How to Cure Writer’s Block: 23 Proven Ideas that Actually Work”

The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

By Phoebe Yu So you want to write but don’t know where to start? The journey to becoming a published author is a bumpy ride with lots of ups and downs along the way.  As a new writer learning the ropes you will inevitably make some mistakes. That’s okay, but here’s a list of commonContinue reading “The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make”

The 20+ Best Books on Creative Writing

If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I write a book?”, “How do I write a short story?”, or “How do I write a poem?” you’re not alone. I’m halfway done my MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and I ask myself these questions a lot, too, though I’m noticing that by now I feelContinue reading “The 20+ Best Books on Creative Writing”

7 Ways to Get Your Book Known

By REBECCA GRAF It’s hard for any author, especially new ones, to get their book seen by readers. There are many tips and tricks that are promoted all over the internet, but not all work for everyone. Here are seven things that can potentially give your book the exposure you want. 1. Have a PresenceContinue reading “7 Ways to Get Your Book Known”

25 Books Every Author Should Read

By Turgay Birand Stephen King famously said: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Reading on a daily basis allows writers to learn new styles, words and find inspiration from some of the greatest writers of all time. If youContinue reading “25 Books Every Author Should Read”

Book Marketing Mistakes: 19 Top Ways Authors Get It Wrong

by Hannah Lee Kidder I don’t think there’s anything scarier for an author than marketing the books they write. In a constantly-evolving industry with different niches, inconsistent rules, and never-still goalposts, selling a book is hard. So hard that most authors push the marketing part of their author platform away, avoid it, and save it for the last minute. That’sContinue reading “Book Marketing Mistakes: 19 Top Ways Authors Get It Wrong”

How to Write Book Titles That Sell: 5 SEO Tips for Creating a Nonfiction Book Title So You Can Sell More Copies

by Nina Harrington We’ve all heard it: Don’t judge a book by its cover. But why is that such a popular warning? Probably because we do judge things (and people) based on appearances—if a book has an eyecatching cover, you’ll probably pick it up to learn more. But if the book’s cover looks like a drunk chipmunk paintedContinue reading “How to Write Book Titles That Sell: 5 SEO Tips for Creating a Nonfiction Book Title So You Can Sell More Copies”

Book Writing Software (2022): Top 10 Pieces of Software for Writers

by Joe Bunting Writing a book is hard. I’ve written fifteen books and at some point during each one I had the thought, “There has to be a tool, a piece of book writing software, that would make it easier to reach my writing goals.” Bad news/good news: writing a book will always be hard, andContinue reading “Book Writing Software (2022): Top 10 Pieces of Software for Writers”

19 Ways To Promote A Book (By A 4x NY Times Bestseller)

By Tucker Max All nonfiction book promotion comes down to two questions: What will I get from reading your book? Why should I listen to you, specifically? If you can’t answer those two questions, no amount of promotion will sell your book. If that sounds harsh, I’m not trying to be. I’m trying to saveContinue reading “19 Ways To Promote A Book (By A 4x NY Times Bestseller)”

A free, 12-week email newsletter template for authors (copy+paste conversion)

By Derek Murphy  Recently I’ve been updating and bundling some of my book marketing resources, and I was sure I’d already posted this but can’t find it on my blog. So here it is: If you want to write an email autoresponder/”welcome series” newsletter and need a specific plan and timeline to follow, this shouldContinue reading “A free, 12-week email newsletter template for authors (copy+paste conversion)”