Get Your VIP Pass Today!

100% Privacy, I will NEVER spam you!

6 Benefits of Becoming a Published Author

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Throughout our lives most of us have been asked what we plan to do with it. From “what do you want to be when you grow up?” to “What’s your major?” Not only should we have an answer, but we should also be prepared to say how our choice will benefit us in the long run. Since becoming a published author is your goal, here are six reasons why you’ve made a good decision:

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Ways To Fuel Your [...]

Continue Reading

5 Ways To Fuel Your Creative Writing

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, September 1, 2016

What happens when your smart phone runs out of power? Hopefully, you have options. You can use your wall or car charger, you can plug up to your laptop, or sometimes you can just take it as a sign that you need a break from the outside world. It’s sometimes like that with our creative process too. Here are 5 ways to power up your writing.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Better Ways To Increase Productivity Working From Home

1. Listen to music.

Like most [...]

Continue Reading

5 Better Ways To Increase Productivity Working From Home

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

If you plan to earn enough money to sustain a good living working from home, sleeping in and watching Netflix, treating your job as a hobby is the wrong way of going about it. But here are tips for making it work.

RELATED CONTENT: Need To Build an Author Platform? 3 Pieces of Advice

1. Plan your day.

One of the best ways to prepare yourself for the day ahead is to plan your ‘things to do’ in advance. Whether you’re a writer [...]

Continue Reading

Need To Build an Author Platform? 3 Pieces of Advice

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Just like backing up our computers is something we know we should do, but often don’t, building an author platform is one of those things we may be putting off to our own detriment. No more. It’s time to take the step and here’s how:

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Things To Look Forward To If You Choose Self-Publishing

1. Create a community.

One of the first things a writer should do on their quest to furthering their career is to begin building a community [...]

Continue Reading

5 Things To Look Forward To If You Choose Self-Publishing

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More and more authors are choosing to self publish their manuscripts. The cost advantage is a primary reason often given for self publishing, but that isn’t the only benefit. Here are 5 reasons:

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Ways To Deal With Manuscript Rejection

1. Creative control.

As the author and publisher of your book, you approve all the creative aspects of your work as you are the decision-maker. Be it the final edited version of your story, book cover design, interior design, back cover [...]

Continue Reading

5 Ways To Deal With Manuscript Rejection

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 18, 2016

We’ve all seen public marriage proposals and held our breath hoping that the person being asked says “Yes.” No one likes rejection…even when we’re merely spectators. Manuscript rejection may not be public but when it happens, it can feel like the whole world is witnessing your disappointment. Here are some ways to deal with it.

RELATED CONTENT: 6 Things To Review Before Submitting Your Manuscript

1. Don’t take it personally.

As a writer, rejection of your story may be one the most difficult [...]

Continue Reading

6 Things To Review Before Submitting Your Manuscript

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

You’ve typed the last word, you’ve let out a sigh of relief, you’ve even popped the champagne. You’re finally ready to submit that manuscript…but not so fast. Sit down and go over it one more time. Here are some things to review.

RELATED CONTENT: 10 Writing Prompts To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

1. Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Once you’ve completed your story (including rewrites, edits, and final draft), ensure that it’s free from grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Nothing is worse than [...]

Continue Reading

10 Writing Prompts To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Let’s face it, there are times when the words for our books, blogs and articles just won’t come. If only we could get one sentence down, we’re positive the floodgates of creativity will open. Here are some prompts to get you started:

RELATED CONTENT: 6 Simple Ways To Disconnect From Technology

1. Their excitement grew as they landed on the beautiful tropical island.

2. She yelled “Here I am! Come get me!”

3. It was a dark, cold and dreary night…

4. Every day the [...]

Continue Reading

6 Simple Ways To Disconnect From Technology

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

There’s nothing more frustrating than a glitch or hack forcing you to be unable to use your technology. But there are times when we all need to power down our smartphones and laptops in order to be more productive. Here are some ways to do it.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Freelance Writing

1. Create boundaries.

Although technology has evolved to keep us constantly connected – especially to our work/in-office obligations, create boundaries so as to not ‘burn-out’ from [...]

Continue Reading

5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Freelance Writing

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 4, 2016

“You get to work from home every day?” That’s what most people hear when they find out you’re a freelance writer. But here are some things most people don’t know.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Ways To Land Publicity For Your Book

1. It’s not easy.

Many people enjoy writing as a hobby. However, freelance writing takes on a whole new meaning, as it’s essentially writing for the business-world. Though it may seem easy to come up with ideas for a great article or blog [...]

Continue Reading