A quick surf around the web may have you thinking that it’s the easiest thing in the world to successfully self-publish a book.
There’s certainly plenty of information, lots of blogs and dozens of books for sale on Amazon, telling you exactly how and why to self-publish. The people who wrote these books, incidentally, must know what they’re talking about. The books themselves are, for obvious reasons, invariably self-published.
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Our recent guest about online courses for writers was pretty popular and I promised readers another post highlighting some more free online writing courses. I'm a big believer in lifelong learning as an essential part of building your writing career, but I'm starting to really question whether we all need to be spending a fortune on formal…Continue
If, like me, you’re a shy writer, attending a writers’ conference might fill you with dread, but there really is a lot of merit to pulling yourself out of your writer’s den, putting on something other than sweats or pajamas and attending your nearest writers’ conference to network with agents, publishers and other writers.
Writers’ conferences are a great opportunity to make connections,…Continue
All the best writers I know are lifelong learners, thirsty for knowledge and constantly updating their writing skills. They’re also constantly expanding and consolidating their skill sets: adding new skills that are related to, and complementary to, their writing. Here are a few skills that writers need in their daily tasks, and can often use to expand their business and find new freelance opportunities.
Today I'm blogging about the skill set we need to develop to succeed as writers,…Continue