for the Writers

Traditional or indie publishing, that is the question

So how does a writer choose between traditional and indie publishing? And what if an author chooses....both? For I Know You Like a Murder, it was an easy decision for me. In this blogpost I talk about the factors in deciding and what I'm looking at for my new paranormal circus novel....

Faith, for the Creatives

My experience in the Created to Thrive mentoring program

"Nobody buys art because they need it. They buy it because of connection." - Matt Tommey That is the basis of Matt Tommey's marketing approach which I've been learning and applying since I joined the Created to Thrive mentoring program last September.

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All the details on my author taxes process

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for the Bookworms

5 things to add to your bookmarketing toolkit

Enthusiasm: being passionate about your work sells. If you're not excited about it, why should anyone else be? And if others are excited about your work - readers, friends, or even your family - even better. Because if others are excited about your work, that builds credibility as they share their enthusiasm through posts, reviews,… Continue reading 5 things to add to your bookmarketing toolkit

for the Creatives

An artist’s call to serve

A big part of an artist's calling is the call to serve. I think of the work of an artist throughout history, of commissions and patronage, of crafting for practical purposes and for communal areas. Sometimes I see serving and chores synonymously, which is of course a piece of serving. But it's important to remember the work of service in the artistic field too.

short books - psychological mystery short story "I Know You Like a Murder"
for the Bookworms

The perks of a small book.

Most publishers won't risk as short a story as this.   I will. In fact, I think it's quite appropriate that my debut book is so small. Here's why:     I grew up with a love for reading. I devoured books as a kid from a young age, until I didn't.   Ya see,… Continue reading The perks of a small book.

for the Creatives

Tip for Creating: Ask a Lot!

Want people to buy your work? Have you asked if they're interested? Do they know you're a creative? Do they know you're selling? If you talk about it a lot, and I mean a lot a lot, then yes they do. But if you can't tell me that you're talking about it all the time,… Continue reading Tip for Creating: Ask a Lot!

for the Creatives

The Qapital app may have helped save $725

Did Qapital help me save more? Sooo if you recall, for the new year I began this experiment to see if Qapital helps me save more money than I already do. I'm happy to announce that in the past few months I've saved $725 more than my average savings before. I excluded my tax return from… Continue reading The Qapital app may have helped save $725