What is Writer’s Resistance?

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Writer’s block gets a whole lot of attention but writer’s resistance can be even more insidious.  Our founder, Kelly Notaras, defines writer’s resistance as “any false obstacle, known or unknown, that is standing between you and writing your book.” Yes, there are some legit obstacles you will likely encounter along your book-writing journey, but resistance is all … Read more

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which is Right for You?

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Self-publishing and traditional publishing are both great options for getting your book out in the world, each with pros and cons. One option is not better than the other. It all depends on what you want and where you are at in your book journey.  Many authors actually switch back and forth between self-publishing and … Read more

Is Your Book Too Long or Too Short?

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What happens if you finish your manuscript and your book is either way too long or way too short?  First of all, what even counts as too long or too short?  If you’re writing “for your heart or your art,” it really doesn’t matter. You do you. But if you’re writing your book with hopes of big sales … Read more

What Does Your Platform Size Have To Do With Your Book Topic?

Pop Quiz! 🤓 Which of these two sentences do you think is correct? I don’t have a very big platform, so I need to make sure my book appeals to more people.  OR I don’t have a very big platform, so I need to make sure my book appeals to a very narrow, specific audience.  … Read more

Should You Build Your Author Platform or Write Your Book First? 

Should You Build Your Author Platform or Write Your Book First? 

It’s a classic “Which comes first? The chicken or egg?” kind of question: Should you build your author platform or write your book first? We get versions of this question ALL. THE. TIME. So buckle up, because we’re breaking it down just for you. ​​​​​​​ (By the way, we’re mostly talking to non-fiction writers on this … Read more

3 Keys to Becoming a Spiritual Writer

Curious about how to become a spiritual writer? Wonderful! The wisdom you’ve learned, the obstacles you’ve overcome, the methodologies you’ve created—the world will benefit from you sharing them! From our decades of experience, we’re going to share the three keys to becoming a spiritual writer. These are based on the mistakes we often see budding … Read more