For a couple of weeks now, Amazon has been causing a pretty big stir in the indie-author community. Forums, Facebook groups and discussion boards have since been swamped with enraged and baffled writers.The reason? The site seems to be slowly getting rid of ‘also-boughts’ on book pages. Could this be just a glitch? Could this […]There's more!
Have you ever been immersed in the world of the book you’re reading. Lost in its characters. Sucked into the drama. Totally immersed in the journey. Only to be abruptly thrown out of the world due to a typo? Typos not only break the reading experience, but too many of them can erode your credibility as […]There's more!
There are a lot of different elements that go into a book. The actual content, the title page, the table of contents, the blurb, the preface, and a lot more. But, there’s one element that seems to be forgotten more than most. The foreword. Not every kind of book needs a foreword. You’ll notice that most fiction […]There's more!
The tablet market hasn’t seen as much love as the smartphones and laptops. This had led to a few people predicting that the tablet market is dead! But, just because there haven’t been any massive innovations in the tablet market doesn’t make them any less useful. Tablets are incredibly portable and let you take your writing […]There's more!
You’ve spent months working on your book.You’ve done extensive research. Improved your craft. Committed to a daily word count and hit your goals.But then, once your masterpiece is complete… crickets 🙁See, a lot of authors make the mistake of writing a book, then trying to find readers and buyers. Sometimes the stars will align and […]There's more!
Don’t we all love Scrivener? I know, it has a steep learning curve, but if you really put your heart to it, you’ll be ahead of 90% of other authors, since you’ll be a master at using a tool that can really revolutionise your writing. When I first ‘met’ Scrivener a few years ago, like many, I […]There's more!
As a writer, it’s easy to forget about the two things that are doing most of the work—your hands! Day in and day out we let our fingertips run across the keys, taking our fingers and wrists for granted. But, what’s one way you can give back? With a quality keyboard for writers. Now, beyond a thank […]There's more!
It’s easy to fantasise about the image of you sitting and typing away on a classic typewriter, writing the next great American novel. Or, maybe even scrawling out your novel by hand, filling up pages of a rustic journal. Although those are nice thoughts, they aren’t really practical. Especially, if your goal is to make a […]There's more!
Instagram is one of the hottest social media networks out there, but most writers look past its potential or don’t know how to use it effectively. Since you’re a writer, social media is probably something you’re wary of. Sitting down to write is hard enough without the seductive pull of social media. Still, when used […]There's more!
You’ve finished your article, your blog post, or your book. You know it’s time to edit your work. But, editing can be a pretty daunting task, and it can be difficult to be an honest judge of your own work. If you don’t have the time or money to invest into a traditional editor, then an online […]There's more!