How to Become a Good Writer: Three Success Habits

“How do I become a good writer?!” If you have a burning desire to some day hold a published book in your hands, you may be asking this question. In that case, I’m about to get all Yoda on you. Simply said, “To be, you must do.” A large part of becoming better at anything … Read more

DIY Writing Retreat Guide: Everything You Need to Succeed

writing retreat

To someone with a book dream in their heart, there’s perhaps no more decadent phrase than “writing retreat.” But what does it mean to take a writing retreat? If you’re going DIY, how should you prepare? What’s different about a solo writing adventure versus a facilitator-led group experience? And regardless, what should you bring with … Read more

Networking for Writers: How to Make Connections that Lead to Readers

networking for writers

Want to know the quickest way to have someone decline a night out with you? Ask them to accompany you to a networking function! Networking, ewwww! Most people think it means walking into a room of strangers and laying it on super thick. You know, bragging about yourself, tooting your own horn as loudly as … Read more

Author Spotlight: How Author Lora Cheadle Built a Platform and Landed a Book Deal

Lora Cheadle

Lora Cheadle was just like a lot of authors who come to KN Literary for assistance. When she came to us, she wasn’t famous. She didn’t have a bunch of celebrity endorsements to back her up. She hadn’t cultivated a mailing list in the tens of thousands.   But she had three very important assets: … Read more

Platform-Building for Introverts

Introverts

I recently got a question from an aspiring author who asked, “How can an introvert like me deal with the marketing and all of the exposure that comes with having to sell my book?” Just in case you, too, want to go hide under a bed when you hear the term “author platform,” I want … Read more

Is An Author Website Worth It?

author website

If you’re like just about any first-time author I meet, once you finally have your book in the world all you want to do is get the word out. You want to sell out every copy printed. You want it to influence every human being on the planet. So it makes me laugh when I … Read more

Writing Your Life Story: Get Started with this Exercise

life story

I don’t know about you, but I start almost every day writing in my journal. I write down the weeks’ events, joys, challenges or obstacles—all with the goal of recording a small piece of my story. (And also to think things through…I process best in writing!) In some ways, writing a memoir is like a months-long journaling … Read more

Author Spotlight: Writing a Memoir with Lisa Marie

writing a memoir

Lisa Marie Runfola is a world traveler, a mother of five, and the author of A Limitless Life in a Powerless World: A Memoir, released in February 2019. We first met her in the Fall of 2017, when she scheduled a call to talk with one of our Publishing Consultants. From our first phone call, … Read more

How to Write a Memoir: Five Books to Get You Started

How to write a memoir

They say there’s more than one way to bake a cake. While I’m not sure about that (I live in Colorado, where altitude ensures that all of my cakes come out like, well, pancakes) it is true when that “cake” is writing your life story! In this video I introduce you to:   Five books … Read more