How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing

How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing

Last week I opened up submissions for beta readers for my debut novel The Elysian Prophecy (if you’re interested and haven’t signed up, do that here). Although I’ve utilized beta readers before, it’s scary putting your work out there for someone to analyze. If you’re entering the beta reading process, or you’ve received some solicitedRead more about How to Handle Criticism on Your Writing[…]

How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)

How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)

As you may know, I decided nearly a year ago to self-publish my debut novel, The Elysian Prophecy. This sent me down a road of obsessive reading and library visits to learn how best to make a career out of self-publishing. And I started to notice a trend. A lot of writers who are nowRead more about How to Build an Author Website (so you can start marketing yourself right now)[…]

The Only World-Building Guide You’ll Ever Need (plus a free worksheet!)

The Only World-Building Guide You’ll Ever Need (plus a free worksheet!)

Fantasy. Historical fiction. Sci-fi. Space opera. Time travel. All of these genres have one major thing in common: they require some kind of world building. So let’s start this week’s topic off by defining what exactly world building is. This element of storytelling is used by writers to develop a unique place where a particularRead more about The Only World-Building Guide You’ll Ever Need (plus a free worksheet!)[…]

Why I Decided to Self-Publish My Novel, The Elysian Prophecy

Why I Decided to Self-Publish My Novel, The Elysian Prophecy

You’ve heard it before, but I’ve wanted to be a writer my entire life. From that fateful day when I realized that writing was an actual profession, I’ve dreamed of making a living telling stories. But something was holding me back. Publishing your novel was difficult. Instead of being a great challenge I wanted toRead more about Why I Decided to Self-Publish My Novel, The Elysian Prophecy[…]

How to Stay Motivated With Your Writing (and get out of that writing slump!)

How to Stay Motivated With Your Writing (and get out of that writing slump!)

I recently listened to a podcast by Marketing Science Fiction and Fantasy who interviewed Elle Casey. For those of you that don’t know, she’s an extremely prolific writer, churning out about one 85k word novel a month. This got me thinking – our motivations (or lack thereof) can determine how much, if at all, weRead more about How to Stay Motivated With Your Writing (and get out of that writing slump!)[…]