KNOW THYSELF: BE TRUE TO YOUR VISION AS A WRITER

Last night’s American Idol was a wonderful example of what happens when an aspiring artist looking to achieve success takes ...

WRITE A MEMOIR, NOVELIZATION, OR SELF-HELP BOOK BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCES

Many aspiring authors contact me about help with writing a book based on what they’ve learned as a result of their ...

WAITING FOR AN AGENT OR EDITOR TO RESPOND? GET BUSY!

The dog days of August can be the most frustrating for a writer because it’s next to impossible to get ...

THE SECRET TO FINDING YOUR VOICE AS A WRITER

Often, aspiring writers are concerned about creating a unique voice in their writing. They want to sound like no one ...

THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET YOUR BOOK EDITED

Thinking of self-publishing? Should you choose the editing or editorial evaluation package from the self-publishing arm of a publisher, or ...

GET STARTED WRITING YOUR BOOK (YOU CAN DO IT!)

Is your resolution to write a book this year? Good for you! I believe that the act of writing a ...

WRITE EFFECTIVE COPY FOR YOUR BOOK’S JACKET OR BACK COVER

Whether you self-publish or work with a publisher, it’s important to know how to create copy for your book cover ...

11 LESSONS ON WRITING A BESTSELLER FROM JOHN GRAY’S BLOCKBUSTER HIT MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS

Twenty years ago, I had the honor of being involved in a cultural phenomenon called Men Are from Mars, Women Are ...

FIND A LITERARY AGENT WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU (AND YOUR BOOK): THREE TIPS

Most larger book publishers insist that you submit your book through a literary agent, although many smaller publishers do not. ...

FIVE KEYS TO MAKING YOUR SELF-HELP BOOK A HUGE SUCCESS

Wrapping up a book project is always bittersweet for me. As a developmental editor, I’m like a book’s “midwife”: I’m ...