Trends in Publishing 2018

by Gina Burgess There’s great news and there’s not so great news for trends in publishing in 2018. Facebook is trimming the newsfeed input from pages/brands/businesses saying that this kind of input to an individual’s newsfeed has much less spark for interactions–and that affects a person’s mood. You can check out the explanation here. This […]

Reading Aloud: No it’s not just for children…

by Sarah Tun Do you remember reading aloud to your children? Or if you’ve never been a parent or teacher, how about the reading aloud you had to do in school when you were young, to prove you could actually read: Remember that? What’s the point of reading aloud? To read aloud gives added benefit […]

3 Ways to Show, Not Tell

by Jennifer Harris You’ve heard it a hundred times, if not a thousand: show, don’t tell. But do you know what that really means? Almost every writer struggles with this concept at one point in their writing career. But once you learn the difference, and put it into practice, you’ll be amazed at how quickly […]

What Do the Best Writers Do?

…That Other Writers Don’t? by Joel Klettke [Editor’s note: While this is specifically for non-fiction writers, don’t miss the golden nuggets here that will smooth the paths for fiction writers.] As someone who both writes and manages a writing team, I’ve often wondered why some writers need very little editing or coaching while others need […]

Does Social Media Sell Books?

by DiAnn Mills When I speak to writers about the value of social media, I hear moans, groans, and complaints swirling around the room. Too many writers are not willing to get past the learning curve needed to develop a solid brand. A writer’s life requires flexibility to develop the craft, marketing, publishing, and branding. […]