Best Resources for Fiction Writers

author resources hand-3318659_640 (002)Authors who write fiction are often looking for resources to help with all facets of the business, from inspiration through selling. Today, we’ll look at some of the tried-and-true resources to help fiction writers. Continue reading “Best Resources for Fiction Writers”

Should You Join an Association for Writers?

mermaid-4340834_640 pixabay.comIf you’ve been writing for any length of time, you’ve likely seen enticements to join a writers’ association. But if you’re new to the game, or skeptical of groups that want you to pay to join, you may not have given much thought to them. Today, I thought we’d take a look at what associations do and how you can evaluate whether to join.

The basics of membership organizations. Associations and other membership organizations tend to provide information, education, and services around a topic. They exist for most fields – from mermaid swimmers to fundraisers. In the writing spaces, they tend to exist for genres ( Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), regions (Maryland Writers Association, Pacific Northwest Writers Association), or sometimes both (Virginia Romance Writers Association). Writing Continue reading “Should You Join an Association for Writers?”

10 Publishing Terms Every New Author Should Know

definition and bookshelvesSo, you’ve decided you want to self-publish your book because you’ve heard it’s a great way to get your masterpiece into the world. But now that you’ve started researching, you come across term after term that make no sense. While Google is great, it can also turn into a black hole that swallows up your valuable writing time. So here, we’re going to take a look at 10 terms every self-publisher should know. The goal is brevity and clarity, to get you a good grasp on what it means without sucking away your time. That said, let’s get to it. Continue reading “10 Publishing Terms Every New Author Should Know”

The Author’s Guide to Fiverr

fiverr-logo-new-811d32e3fed0c305495fcda26a793128If you’re a self-published author, there are chances that someone has suggested you get a cover or some editing on Fiverr. Upon learning the site Fiverr got its name because you could pay people five bucks for an assignment, you quickly dismiss whoever gave you that advice. You’re certain you can’t get anything good for that price. Well, don’t dismiss Fiverr so quickly. Just like a book shouldn’t be judged by its cover, Fiverr is more nuanced than its name suggests.

What is Fiverr? Continue reading “The Author’s Guide to Fiverr”