What You Should Know About Self-Publishing

By Anna Parsons So you finished writing your book and want to publish it—great! Completing a manuscript is an accomplishment you should be proud of. The next step is deciding how to pursue publication. One mistake authors can make is to self-publish a book with the intention of “really” publishing it later on with a … Continue reading What You Should Know About Self-Publishing

Contemporary Romance Author Natalie Charles Discusses Finding Your Voice In Fiction

By Natalie Charles Agents and editors often say they’re looking for a fresh voice. Author, Natalie Charles discusses what this really means on Writer's Digest. Read the full article here. Natalie Charles is the author of three romantic suspense novels and four contemporary romance novels. Her latest book, Seeking Mr. Wrong, is available now. To … Continue reading Contemporary Romance Author Natalie Charles Discusses Finding Your Voice In Fiction

Building Your Author Platform

Contrary to popular belief, building your author platform is not the same thing as marketing. It’s all about networking and creating a community of people who believe in the same things your book is saying. If you were to write a young adult contemporary romance, your community might contain young adults with a belief in … Continue reading Building Your Author Platform

Six Tips for World Building in Your Fantasy Novel

If you're a writer of fantasy, you know that world building can make or break your story. Oh, it can be so much fun to create an entirely new world from scratch or just modify an existing world with elements from your imagination. YA fantasy author, Amber Mitchell is a pro at world building and … Continue reading Six Tips for World Building in Your Fantasy Novel

What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write

One of the biggest issues writers seem to face is writer’s block. Everything might be going great; words are just flowing through your fingertips and onto the screen (or paper, if that’s what you prefer), when suddenly your muse abandons you like the power in your house during a storm. What was once so clear … Continue reading What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write

What Are Agents Really Looking for in Partials and Fulls?

Lots of writers ask why agents bother asking for a partial manuscript. After all, what can agents really find in those fifty pages? Wouldn’t it save a lot of time if agents just asked for the full? Short answer? No. Not at all. Aside from just saving a lot of time, agents are also looking … Continue reading What Are Agents Really Looking for in Partials and Fulls?

Amber Mitchell Discusses Her Journey To Becoming A Published Author

Today we’re talking with Amber Mitchell about her journey to publishing her first novel, Garden of Thorns, hitting shelves on March 6, 2017. Amber graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Creative Writing. She currently lives in a small town in Florida with her husband Brian and their four cats. Starting from the … Continue reading Amber Mitchell Discusses Her Journey To Becoming A Published Author