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By Falcon Storm/ One thing I constantly tell people is that what you post online is a reflection of who you are as a brand. As an author,

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My 20-Step Foolproof Writing “Process:” You Can Do It Too!

By Melissa Storm/ So apparently people are intrigued by my writing process. Let's put that in quotation marks, shall we? “Process.” There, that's better. I've received numerous remarks

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Why I Sometimes Write Negative Reviews & Why You Should Consider Doing the Same

By Melissa Storm/ Today, I'm going to talk about a very controversial topic among authors:  Whether or not it's okay to write negative book reviews. I say yes,

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Lessons Learned: My 7 Best Moves as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Yesterday, I wrote about my 10 biggest mistakes as a self-published author. Today, I'd like to acknowledge that not everything I've done as an author has been

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Lessons Learned: My 10 Biggest Mistakes as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Today's post is all about why I decided to throw away an author brand I'd worked on developing for over four years, easily spending over $35,000 in the

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Streamlining Your Work Environment

By Karol Krol/ Writing seems like a fairly straightforward kind of a job, isn't it? Essentially, you just have to sit in front of your computer, fire up some

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How to Use Book Reviews to Effectively Promote Your Book

By Linda Carlson/ Many people like to read books their friends or people they identify with have recommended. That’s why book publishers try to get favorable comments from book reviewers,

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Hey, Authors: You’re Doing Twitter Wrong!

By Melissa Storm/ I grew sick of all the spam and abandoned Twitter what seems like a very long time ago. It was gradual at first. In my heyday,

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Write what you know? Maybe, Or Maybe Not: 4 Reasons to re-think this common cliche

By RH Ramsey/ I travel, and by travel, I mean, I am a storyteller. From the moon, to the tide, I weave stories. It is here, in a state that

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Trying to Get Your Book Traditionally Published? Five Things You Should Know about Editorial Boards

By Olivia La Bianca/ Editorial board meetings, where editors pitch possible authors or books to the heads of the department, can be both inspiring and heartbreaking to witness. Editors come

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