7 Ways for Authors to Diversify their Income

Are you an author who hasn’t hit the bestseller list…yet? As an author, you already possess the necessary skills to earn an income writing. You have a grasp on language, spelling and grammar, sentence structure and self-discipline. Diversifying to supplement your royalties will soon be second nature. Read on to find out how you can...

Horses in Hats…What?

I know I usually write about writing, self-publishing and books, but today I’m going to be a bit different. Sometimes we have to change things up a bit just to make it fun. This post does relate to writing as well, but in a roundabout way. As some of you may know, I live on...

Are you Earning Enough? 3 Steps to Increase Your Bottom Line

Every freelance writer has goals of earning more. The reasons vary, but the end goal is the same: work smarter, not harder. As a freelancer starting my fifth year, I have put in countless hours trying to earn enough to pay the bills. Some months are better than others, as other freelancers will agree. After...

3 Ways to Boost Your Profits as a Writer

Becoming a full-time writer is a dream for many. It is, however, not something that can be achieved overnight. (There are exceptions, but they are few and far between.) Some choose to write strictly on a freelancing basis (which can be lucrative in itself), while others prefer to mix it up a little. The third...

Technology and the Writer

My friend and I were chatting earlier about how the publishing industry has changed in recent years. He has been a writer for many years, and has submitted countless pieces of poetry online – plus spent several years as a journalist. We are working on putting a poem he wrote for kids into book form,...

5 Habits of Successful Writers

Once again, Alicia Lawrence has come up with some great tips for writers. Even with all of the writing I’ve done, her information and suggestions never ceases to amaze me. Thank you Alicia. 5 Habits of Successful Writers For those of us who venture into the world of prose to lose ourselves in another’s life and experiences,...

5 Tips to Be A More Productive Writer

Time management is often a challenge for those that work from home. It may not necessarily be intentional, but often others see the person who works at home as “available” just because they don’t have a “real job”. Don’t get me wrong – writing is a real job in my eyes (but not so much...

Self-Editing and Proofreading

This post will be a short one, as my house is very noisy today. I am babysitting my three nephews (one of the perks of working from home) and playing referee doesn’t allow for great concentration. Do you self-edit? I do, and I have found setting aside the manuscript for even a day or two...

Social Media: Does it Work to sell Books?

Utilizing social media and networking for business is becoming standard practice. The question is, does it work for authors? Darn right it does! If you are on the fence about utilizing platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest (just to name a few), then it’s time to hop on over to the social media side....

How Google Authorship Can Help you Market your Book

A new year has begun, which means it is time to look back on you past year as an author. Have you utilized the main platforms for marketing your book? I’m sure you’re you’re familiar with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but what about Google? My post today is an article written by Alicia Lawrence about utilizing Google...