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 […]
Write more books… It’s a thing often found in advice columns by writing blogs and coaches. If you want to sell more books. Write more books… This is 100% accurate, but what is often left out is this: What the ever loving hell does that mean? It’s a vague and obvious statement that most authors […]
Writing is not a goal, it’s a habit. The act of sitting in your chair and writing new words on a page is not an item that belongs on your To Do list. Writing is something that needs to be built into your day—like brushing your teeth. The moment that you put writing on your […]
Navigate your publishing career with confidence and resilience by having a clear idea of your goals, ambitions, and visions. Each journey is individual but understanding these three steps is crucial to building the fiction writing career of your dreams. The Pathfinder guide makes it simple, straightforward, and most importantly…fun.