#NaNoWriMo? The Perfect Next Step

I heart NaNoWriMo. I always write way more words in November than any other time during the year. The challenge always is what to do with those words once you've got them on the page. Here are your next steps. Step one - Walk away from the manuscript It's great to give your WIP and [...]

Five tips to promo your book on social media

Welcome to Social Media Saturday! Today we're talking about how to tell people about your book, new book release, event, etc, without being an irritating spammer. Here are 5 tips to do that effectively: You don’t have to be shy about promoting when you do it the right way. Here are five tips that I've [...]

Five Tips easy for using Social Media Successfully

Welcome to Social Media Saturday! In The Coffee Break Guide to Social Media for Writers I talk about how the core of social media is to actually be social. But how do you do that in the age of automation and spam? Here are five tips to social media success: 1. Posts that actually provide [...]

Hurray! The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing is finally here!

It was a long haul and even though I self-publish my own books, it took a truckload of research, but it's finally here. I'm so excited to announce the launch of the third release in my line of business books for authors - The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing: The Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Writing, [...]

5 Reasons you need an author’s business plan

I love talking the business of being a writer, which is, of course, why I write books about it! The second book in my series of business books for writers, Coffee Break Guides, just released on Christmas day. The Coffee Break Guide to Business Plans for Writers: The Step-By-Step Guide to Taking Control of Your [...]

Hurray! The Coffee Break Guide to Social Media released on Amazon!

Hurray! The first book in the Coffee Break Guides series was released on November, 15. The Coffee Break Guide to Social Media for Writers: How to Succeed on Social Media and Still Have Time to Write is available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. If you're ready to spend less time on social media [...]