If you have been around for any length of time and hopped into one of my lives where I am writing and typing, you’ve definitely heard me talk about 4thewords. I even dedicated a chunk of a recent blog post, related to Preptober and Nanowrimo, to talking about 4thewords. 4thewords is, in essence, a game where writing words moves you forward. You have monsters which a limited amount of time to defeat them, and you defeat them by typing! Monsters have different words to time requirements, different drops, and different rewards. The quests are sometimes timed, have different words needed

  So there you are, staring at Microsoft Word (or Google Docs, but Microsoft Word is nice and you’re a professional, dammit!). It is time for you to start writing your new manuscript, or maybe copy and paste it in from whatever writing program you have been using. It’s time to start editing your work, or maybe share it with Alphas and Betas. Maybe it’s even time to send it to an editor! And you have no idea how to format the document or how it is supposed to look. And okay, maybe you’re the only one who’s going to

I mentioned last week that we would next be addressing Social Media and how to plan that content. Now, I’m going to say some things that y’all don’t want to hear, and it sucks, and I know it sucks, but this is a mooshing weird combination of… How to make social media content easier to make and manage, but also, how to have social media growth. Here’s the hard truth no one wants to hear… you have to make content to see growth. I KNOW. IT HURTS. IT SUCKS. Some people can simply say hi and gain thousands of followers,

This is exceptionally niche, however, y’all have asked, and I get lots of questions about this, so I’m going to share my madness. There will also be a video posted, walking y’all through my journals, so you can see for yourselves if you want more details, but! Here’s the long and short of it. Let’s talk about journaling and planning your week! Now of course, if you are not someone who is writing full time, this will look very different for you. That stated, the root idea is still there, which is, take all of the tasks you have for

If you’ve been around for a few minutes, then you may have just glanced at the title and said WAIT A MINUTE! THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE PRE-ORDERS POST! Which, you’re right. It is supposed to be the pre-orders post. HOWEVER! How are you going to advertise your book is available for pre-order unless you have pretty graphics?  So, we’re jumping ahead slash falling back really quick for the next three weeks to talk about a few things that you need to learn to do now to make things easier in the future. RESOURCE LINKS Before we even get

Author Assets Part 1 So you’ve decided to write a book and become a published author! Great! The first thing you’re going to want to do ISN’T start writing. Why?  Did you know that over 3/4 of Americans feel as though they have a book within them? 75%! That’s huge! Three out of every four people you know feel they have a story to tell. How many of them are published? How many people do you think start writing a book that they never finish? Writing a book is lonely stuff! It’s no wonder people struggle to finish. Do you