Welcome back to the next S in our 4S author career series! Get caught up: 4S author career | Self | Story | Support | Sales Story is arguably the most important part of a writing career. You can be wicked confident and have a ton of money to throw at an in depth marketing plan, but if your […]
Starting with SELF is appropriate because it’s often the thing authors abandon first. We spend so much time trying to contort ourselves for agents, editors, and readers we completely forget that we’re a very important piece of our stories. If you haven’t read the Series Kickoff outlining the 4S’s, do that here. The self has […]
There are a lot of paths to publishing your novels, and it can become quite overwhelming to decide which one is right for you. But under all the tech and strategies and marketing your success will hinge on only 4 core thing. Over the coming weeks I’ll dive into each one a bit further. Note: […]
There are three main ingredients when it comes to building your fiction career: Mindset, Business, and Craft. All three of these must work together, inform each other, and drive your strategies. If you only focus on one or two (you’d be amazed at how many authors only pay attention to one), you’ll never reach your […]
Over the last decade and a half, I have merged my love of writing, endless fascination with human psychology, and my experience working in design, marketing, and advertising into this little thing I call Platform Genres. What is a platform genre? I have been working in advertising, branding, design, and publishing for over a decade. […]
Navigate your publishing career with confidence and resilience by having a clear idea of your goals, ambitions, and visions. When you know what you’re working toward, all your choices and decisions become more clear. The Pathfinder guide makes it simple, straightforward, and most importantly…fun.
Welcome back to a segment called Thanks, Tips, where I break down vague publishing advice and make it more transparent or actionable for you. This installment looks at the phrase Know Your Genre and helps you to understand what it means and how to do it. Phase One The simplest iteration of this is you […]
Navigate your publishing career with confidence and resilience by having a clear idea of your goals, ambitions, and visions. Stop copying the bestsellers, and start blazing your own trail to success. The Pathfinder guide makes it simple, straightforward, and most importantly…fun.
When it comes to writing, like most other things, you can’t build a writing habit by starting at the outcome. This is the time of the year when exuberance mixes with social pressure, and people lay a crazy expectation on themselves that is both unrealistic and unsustainable. I’m going to write two thousand words a […]
There are many different ways to get your books into the hands of readers. But no matter what they are, they fall under one of these categories: a strategy, a tactic and, a gimmick. What most people don’t know is that you need all three in a particular order to have success as a published […]