It’s So Much Easier Not To…

It’s So Much Easier Not To…

I’m writing this post after having a long, drawn-out argument. With myself.  Actually, I’m still having the argument, and I feel like I’m losing (funny how that works, right?). I’m losing an argument with myself. The glass-half-full folks out...
A Writer’s Workflow: How I Work

A Writer’s Workflow: How I Work

Click here to download the full-res infographic of the Writer’s Workflow! I can’t speak for any other writers, but I certainly have writing habits. Some are great, but others… aren’t. This post is about those habits, deadlines, goals, and...
On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists

On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists

Note from Nick: I’m honored to share this post with you today, considering its author! Read it apply it, and live it! You’ve spent months, perhaps years, composing your novel. You’ve read and reread it hundreds of times. You’ve rethought it, rewritten it, and...
How to Write a Book (And Work a Day Job)

How to Write a Book (And Work a Day Job)

Writing a book is a challenge, even for a full-time writer. Writing takes motivation, discipline, organization, and drive. Especially among first-time novelists self-publishing writers, it’s common to have to squeeze writing time into the margins of the everyday...
The Wake-Up Call: What it Means to Be A Self-Published Writer

The Wake-Up Call: What it Means to Be A Self-Published Writer

I know what you want. It’s the same thing I want: Freedom to write without distraction. A full-time income from one book. Enough money in the bank that I can travel to each of the settings in my novels. Some magic marketing bullet that guarantees my books’ success....
Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

Note from Nick: This is a special day. Today’s post was written by my first editor, the guy who took The Golden Crystal and made it not suck! I recently got over an obstacle that many would-be authors never manage to conquer: I finished and published my first...