Is Your Book Too Long or Too Short?

Piles of papers with paperclips with the title: Is Your Book Too Long or Too Short?

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

How to Start Writing a Book: 14 Micro-Steps to Get You Going!

With all the complex information I’ve gathered about how to start writing books over the past 20 years, I sometimes forget the simplest things. To wit, the fact that many of the aspiring authors I meet literally do not know how to get started. It may seem simple, right? You sit down and start writing. But in … Read more

Creating a Simple Writing Plan You Can Stick To

writing plan

What’s the hardest part about writing? DOING IT! You can have the greatest ideas in the world, but setting aside the time to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) is a whole different story. So how do I help my authors skirt the deadly territory of “writer who isn’t writing?” I … Read more