Helpful Hints for Non-Fiction Authors

Helpful Hints for Non-Fiction Authors

Tell a memorable story Humans have been fascinated by stories since the dawn of time. At lunch, we tell our newest stories to our co-workers; at night, we tell fanciful tales to our kids and then consume suspense from our flatscreens. We remember stories much better...
Tips on Planning a DIY Book Tour

Tips on Planning a DIY Book Tour

Your publisher may give you money for a book tour – but you’ll have to stretch it.  When my publisher told me how much they’d be willing to spend on my DIY book tour, I created a long list of everywhere I wanted to go…but once I factored in flights and hotels, I...
Avoid these Icebergs when Writing Fiction

Avoid these Icebergs when Writing Fiction

Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry...
Advice on Self-Publishing

Advice on Self-Publishing

Get Your Book Edited  Professional editing is a must. No book is perfect, but editorial assistance can help you get a lot closer. There are a lot of different kinds of edits, so be sure you know which you need before you hire an editor. Developmental editors check...