Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Back in February I had surgery. The plan was to take the required week off to recover, but I didn't schedule any additional client work for the remainder of the month out of concern that there would be complications (you never know with exploratory surgery), and I didn't want to…

Planning 2017

Year planning is always frightening to me. Setting expectations and goals means that, as well as having a target to hit, I also have a target to MISS, and that can be terrifying. Planning 2017 What makes 2017 different is that heading out of 2016 I had a rush of copywriting…

Choosing a Niche and Sticking to It

As a copy writer there is one thing that I've been putting off doing for the last two years. That thing is choosing a niche. I've loved having the freedom to gauge projects individually based on my interest in them and availability. I've also relished in having the opportunity to…

10 Reasons to Rethink A Traditional Publisher

So you've written a book, fantastic! The good news is that a great deal of the hard work is already done. The bad news? There's still plenty left to go! If you're like most aspiring authors, you've spent a great deal of the last few months, maybe even years, imagining…

Self-Publishing: For Boss Writers

Reading the title here might make you do a double-take. Self-publishing boss? “Boss” and “self-publishing” aren’t two words which occur together very often. Although the stigma of self-publication is receding every day, the fact remains that prestige and reputation is awarded to the traditionally published writers more easily than to…

Beating Writer’s Block: Forget About It

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is changing your environment. Hear me out on this one, I'm not advocating…

Beating Writer’s Block: Kick Complete Sentences

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is to kick complete sentences. Let's be honest, an issue that is ALWAYS…

Beating Writer’s Block: On Changing It Up!

An issue that is ALWAYS floating around writing groups is how to defeat writer's block. As long as there are writers, there will always be reasons for writers to struggle with actually doing the work. That's one thing that many writers forget when talking about issues which keep them from writing. There…
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