Get Your VIP Pass Today!

100% Privacy, I will NEVER spam you!

Monthly Archives: October 2015

4 Ways Book Clubs Can Help Your Writing Career

by Nikki Woods on Friday, October 30, 2015

There was a time when getting ready to go a club was a big deal. There was lots of preparation involved too. Aside from making sure your hair, make up, and outfit were working you also had to be rolling with the right mix of people. Once you arrived the atmosphere and lighting, the sound and the music all were a major part of your total experience. Even though book clubs are more my speed these days, I put just [...]

Continue Reading

7 Mistakes To Avoid With Your Manuscript

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, October 29, 2015

We have all heard of the 7 Deadly Sins: Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Pride, Sloth and Greed. Even though the mistakes that may be keeping your book from being the best it can be are not deadly, they could be killing your dreams of becoming an author. Here 7 writing transgressions to avoid.

RELATED CONTENT: 8 Reasons To Attend Writing Conferences

1. Formatting, grammatical, and spelling errors.

Never submit a manuscript that contains formatting, grammatical, punctuation, spelling, or typographical errors. This will give [...]

Continue Reading

8 Reasons To Attend Writing Conferences

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Due to technology, it is easy to justify taking online courses, watching webinars and networking on Google Hangouts. But sometimes a change of venue at a writing conference can be rejuvenating. Here’s why a WriteCation across town or even across the country might work for you.

RELATED CONTENT: 8 Time Management Tools For Writers

1. Increased knowledge.

Writing conferences provide a lot of valuable information about the craft that can be applied to improving your writing skills. They offer seminars and workshops on [...]

Continue Reading

8 Time Management Tools For Writers

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When Daylight Saving Time ends each year we gain an extra hour of sleep, productivity or plain ol’ idle time that we can’t account for. For authors, time to write is a valuable commodity. But how do we make sure we’re making the best of the time we do have? Here are some tips!

RELATED CONTENT: 8 Ways To Keep Your Writing Ideas Organized

1. Google calendar.

Google calendar is an excellent tool for managing your time and calendar. An integrated free service [...]

Continue Reading

8 Ways To Keep Your Writing Ideas Organized

by Nikki Woods on Monday, October 26, 2015

An unremarkable presidential candidate a few years ago stated “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.” As writers, we’ve all been there. Here are some ways to get your ideas together.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Growing Like a Weed

1. Create an outline.

Use your basic story idea to create an outline that will help to achieve what you want your finished project to look like. Fill in as much detail as possible to help you get started [...]

Continue Reading

5 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Growing Like a Weed

by Nikki Woods on Friday, October 23, 2015

Remember when big eyeglass frames and bow ties were relegated to college professors and that nerdy kid in class? Then you probably remember when self-publishing wasn’t cool either, but now it’s one of the hottest ways of distributing your books. Here’s why:

RELATED CONTENT: 4 Ways To Target Your Niche and Find Your Voice

1. Increased access to self-publishing tools.

With the continuous rise in e-books and the number of self-published authors, there are many options available to make a writer’s dreams of [...]

Continue Reading

4 Ways To Target Your Niche and Find Your Voice

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, October 22, 2015

There are two kinds of party people. Those who walk in the room talking to everyone and those who scope out one or two people they feel they may have most in common with. When you market your book you need to be able to do a combination of both. Here are some smart ways to target your audience:

RELATED CONTENT: 12 Essential Principles of Effective Public Speaking

1. Identify your purpose.

Zeroing in on the purpose behind your book is the first [...]

Continue Reading

12 Essential Principles of Effective Public Speaking

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

When you decided to become an author, becoming a great public speaker may not have crossed your mind. But, if you plan to leverage all of the platforms available to promote and sell your book, speaking engagements should be part of your plan. Here are 12 ways to make it happen.

RELATED CONTENT: 6 Tips for Creating Bestselling Book Titles

1. Identify your subject.

This is your first step to launching into your upcoming speaking engagement or public speaking career. Choose a topic [...]

Continue Reading

6 Tips for Creating Bestselling Book Titles

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Have you ever had difficulty finding a book because you couldn’t recall the name, confused it with a title of an existing book, or picked up a book based on its title only to be surprised at how unrelated it was to the book’s actual topic? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you understand the importance of coming up with a book title that is audience friendly, and will help you sell lots of books, Here are [...]

Continue Reading

6 Essentials of a Press Release

by Nikki Woods on Monday, October 19, 2015

If you’ve ever bought an item that needs to be assembled you’ve experienced the frustration of discovering there was a missing piece. Even if you can still put it to use you know you aren’t getting 100 percent of its capability. Along with your social media, email list, and word of mouth, what’s missing from the promotion of your book? It may be a solid press release. Here are 6 steps for writing a good one.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Social Media [...]

Continue Reading