How do you find your books’ target audience or even the right shelf? The first, simplest step: understand genres vs. tropes, and how they apply to your novel.
In May 2020, I started what would become my first complete novel. I was thrilled with the achievement, as one is when accomplishing the massive undertaking of writing an entire book. Almost exactly a year later, I received the work back from a developmental editor who TORE IT APART. As in, basically said it had…
Writing the final draft of your book is one beast. Deciding how you want to publish it is another. In 2022, writers can publish their books in several ways other than the traditional publishing route. One option growing in popularity is going with a small press publisher.
Beta readers are a writer’s secret weapon. In the early editing stages, they can add valuable insight to your manuscript before querying agents. But if you’re a writer just starting out, you may be wondering what beta readers do, and when to seek them out.
In book publishing, there are 5 major types of editors you’ll come across. It’s important to understand the function of each so you can make informed decisions on which you need and when you need them.
Taking your book from written to published is a bit more complicated than it sounds. You can easily end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars in self-publishing costs along the way if you don’t know what to look for.
If there are two publishing industry terms I see mixed up the most, it’s probably synopsis vs blurb. Both are very important to the publishing process, so it’s important to know the difference to be professional in conversation, and to accomplish your publishing goals.
Writing a poetry book is not as glamorous as I anticipated it to be. I’ve been writing poetry for decades, verses jotted down when emotions run too high. Poetry comes to me in fits of rage, holes of depression, fleeting moments of lust, times of loss, sorrow, self-reflection. Most of the time, inspiration comes during…
There is no “right” path to publishing; there is only your path. I’m still walking on my path, so I write this to new writers from the perspective of someone who was and is still standing in your exact spot.