Drafting a Query Letter: How to Find Success Pitching an Agent

“Writing about your writing… is harder than the actual writing.” True or False? The hardest part of the publishing process is writing your book.   At least from my experience, my answer is a big fat FALSE. Throughout my author and publishing journey, I learned quickly that, “writing about your writing… is harder than theContinue reading “Drafting a Query Letter: How to Find Success Pitching an Agent”

Writing Romance: Five Simple Rules

“By the time the bedroom door closes, the reader feels the soul, not the sheets.” “Oh, you write those kinds of books?” Yeah, I do. But honestly… it’s not what you think. Writing a romance novel is no easy task. And there’s a lot more going on than just what you’re picturing beneath the bedsheets.Continue reading “Writing Romance: Five Simple Rules”

Maximize your SEO: 6 Strategies to Optimize your Blog

First Appeared on the Burning Soul Press Blog 9.21.21. “Let your words do the work for you… and bring ideal readers to your page.” You’ve written a book. Congratulations! The hard work is done, right? Well… true and false. You may have put your words down on paper, but now that story needs to meetContinue reading “Maximize your SEO: 6 Strategies to Optimize your Blog”

How to Fit Writing into Life: Top Five Strategies for Making Writing a Daily Reality  

“If you want to be an author. Be an author.” “You’re not human, right?” “Do you sleep?” “How do you find the time?” “But don’t you have children?” I kid you not – I’ve been asked these exact questions more times than I can count. And my answers are: “I disagree. I am most certainlyContinue reading “How to Fit Writing into Life: Top Five Strategies for Making Writing a Daily Reality  “

Social Media Strategy: 3 Simple Ways to Jumpstart Your Author Presence

First Appeared on the Burning Soul Press Blog 9.21.21  “Building a social media strategy doesn’t have to be intimidating.” You’re in the throes of writing your book: first drafts… edits… revisions… you name it. And now you have to think about how to market and sell your book to your ideal reader. Building your socialContinue reading “Social Media Strategy: 3 Simple Ways to Jumpstart Your Author Presence”

Daring Risks to Inspire Your Writing

First appeared on the Burning Soul Press Blog 5.14.21 “By nature, I’m not a risk-taker.” Risk-taking. The very word itself induces a fair bit of anxiety for me. By nature, I’m not a risk-taker. I’ve lived a life of planned, well thought out, and smoothly executed decisions. But then the summer of 2020 happened amidstContinue reading “Daring Risks to Inspire Your Writing”

Normalize Reinventing Yourself

First appeared on the AWC Blog 3.11.21 “In high school, I was always the girl reading the book. Now I’m the woman writing them.” My alarm typically goes off at 4 a.m. – it’s the golden hour when the world is still asleep. No paws following me around, no children tugging at my clothing, noContinue reading “Normalize Reinventing Yourself”