How to Tell Your Pandemic Story to Engage New Readers

The Covid-19 pandemic has been quite tough on the creative economy. Events got cancelled, sponsorships got shelved, and sales tanked. There are plenty of sad stories of people who were at the cusp of something significant just before the pandemic hit and lockdowns began. However, during all that, new opportunities started springing up, out of[…]

Character Development Secrets When Writer’s Block Strikes

Every writer has experienced writer’s block. When you have a story to tell but are not really sure where or even how to start. It’s a big challenge to overcome and it can easily kill what could have been a great novel. One major problem that causes writer’s block is being unsure about how to[…]

Do What Makes You Nervous

Not all of us are born with the “daredevil gene.” Some people thrive on adventure, boldly going where no man has gone before.  The thrill of adventure and even the sense of danger energizes them. Others, not so much. But whether you are a thrill seeker or avoider, it’s often the places that make you nervous, the situations that stretch you and[…]

Keeping Readers Engaged Between Books

After releasing their first book, authors gain a legion of followers eager to plow through any other work they can find by the author. Unfortunately, they find little, if any. By the time a follow-up book is published, these once eager readers no longer have the same level of eagerness as before. This is one[…]

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How You’re an Influencer

Most people are not all that impressed with themselves. It’s understandable. We are all too aware of our shortcomings and flaws. We all know people who are more talented, gifted, fortunate, or favored than we are.  So while we can put on a good mask and work to convey confidence, inside, we know we have[…]

Don’t Miss Your Moment of Opportunity

Despite your best strategy and planning, sometimes the most important opportunities for your growth and success catch you by surprise. These moments of opportunity are not predictable. They catch you by surprise. For the most part, there’s nothing you can do to force them to happen. However, what you can do is be prepared to “seize the moment” when[…]