How To Not Quit, Even When You Want To


Some scenes are too hard to write. Sometimes your brain starts to hurt just thinking about what should happen next. Most of the time it comes down to those pesky characters. What are they really feeling and thinking, but saying otherwise? People are so damn complicated. Yesterday my manuscript was torturing me. I couldn’t move … Continue reading How To Not Quit, Even When You Want To

RECAP: Self-Published to Bestseller! with Eva Lesko Natiello


Originally posted on The Writers Circle:
by Mally Becker After 81 rejections, self-published author Eva Lesko Natiello had had enough. It didn’t matter that self-publishing was unfamiliar territory. That was no excuse not to learn. And learn she did.  Since she took on the “indie author” mantle, her suspense thriller, THE MEMORY BOX, has sold…

Judging a Book By Its Protagonist: Do you Judge?


  Every story needs a bad guy, right? The badder the bad guy the more compelling the read. But what about the protagonist? What if she’s unlikeable? There are many readers who will say, heck no to that book. There are readers who will stop mid-book, or earlier, if they deem the protagonist unrelatable. I … Continue reading Judging a Book By Its Protagonist: Do you Judge?

Must-Do Actionable Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors


  Indie Authors! This is for you. Find my guest post about how to leverage your Indie Power at thebookdesigner.com.   WHAT?? You didn’t know you had any Indie Power?? Head over to Joel Friedlander’s site, The Book Designer, for my article on how self-published authors need to recognize the robust “marketing staff” they already … Continue reading Must-Do Actionable Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors