How to Self-Edit Your Writing

A good self-edit can make a huge difference in your writing, but only if you know how to do it well.   Even if you’re planning to use a professional editor or Beta Readers (which I highly recommend), self-editing beforehand can save your editor/readers a lot of frustration and make the process way less work for…

Titles and Blurbs

A quick bullet-point list of tips for choosing a title and writing a blurb! TITLES *First of all, THE TITLE MATTERS! (Let’s just get that out of the way.) *Know your audience (“straightforward” Wattpad title v. literary title for academics/high-brow readers) *A good title won’t make your book do well, but a bad one WILL…

How to Create a Captivating Setting

Welcome to the first of a series of “How To” guides I’m going to be writing over the next few weeks!   In this series, I’ll be making both an infographic and a worksheet/checklist to go with each blog as well! First up, “How to Create a Captivating Setting!” How to Create a Captivating Setting…