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

Read More

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,

Read More

6 Creative Ways to Cope with Negative Reviews: The Author’s Meditation

By Falcon Storm/ Let's face it, sometimes being an author sucks. Sometimes it’s hard, lonely work. So what do we do when we get bad reviews or when someone

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Six Steps for Self-Marketing your eBook

By Jess Millis/ So you’ve decided to go the self-publishing route with your eBook? This opens up a world of doing it yourself and little to no marketing budget. It’s

Read More

Nine Must Reads for the Aspiring Writer

By Nicolette Morrison/ One of the unwritten rule of writing is that a writer always spend hours reading. It helps to improve comprehension and grammar, but most importantly, it can

Read More

Making Your Title Grab Readers’ Attention

By Haley Osborne/ Plenty of attention is paid to the all-important first sentence of an essay or short story but less attention is given to what readers truly see first:

Read More

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,

Read More