Writing can be a tough and lonely road – and sticking to long-term writing plans bedevils many aspiring writers. So writers look for external support for their processes, and accountability for their goals. These external supports may include: In-person writing or critique groups Social media groups (Facebook groups are a popular option) Writing coaches But […]
For indie authors, 2017 was a year filled with change. 2018 will be no different! Read my manifesto on handling change in this Nonfiction Authors Association blog post.
If you write on the job, then you know that you’re not really done with a project until it makes it through reviews and approvals. A lingering review process can add weeks or months to a project, frustrating everyone involved. Many writers think of the review/approval process as the last hurdle that their work has […]
“A mountain is just a series of hills.” My father gave me that advice as I hesitated atop a particularly lengthy, mogul-filled ski run. Dad was a wonderful skier and my first ski instructor. He understood that standing atop that slope, I needed perspective and courage, not instruction. A mountain is just a series of […]
If you’ve read Geoffrey Moore’s seminal book Crossing the Chasm, then you know that there’s a point at which a new technology goes from early adopter to mainstream acceptance. Getting to that point is the hard part – a chasm in which many startups flounder. The subscription business model isn’t a startup or technology, but […]
Why I’m Changing My Blogging/Email Frequency When I started out writing blog posts, the standard advice for building an online presence was to publish frequently, to encourage audience engagement. Experts advocated blogging daily, or at least three times a week. Heck, I figured once a week would be a stretch. And at first, it was. […]