The message is loud and clear: if you want to earn a decent living as an author, other than from the sale of your books, you have to explore other sources of income. Thankfully, you don’t have to look further than your author brand. Get some practical ideas, here.
Looking for writing books? Copywriter or author, we’ve rounded off the best ones to help you, whatever stage you are in your writing journey. Unlocking your creativity One of the best books on unlocking your creativity, the Artist’s Way is a keen favourite with writers looking for a practical solution to help them let go of […]
In the midst of all the announcements about yet another writer crushing it in Kindle sales, there are a million others wondering if they’ve made a mistake with ‘this writing thing’, who hide their pain behind a small smile. This is the stuff about writing that no one likes or dares to talk about. But I’m going to write about it, because I think it is important. More…
Writing competitions are a great way to perfect your craft, and in the process, earn some money as well. We’ve rounded up 13 competitions that you can enter right now, and who knows, might even win. Why don’t you check them out and enter?
It’s Easter break for some, but for many of us, that means cramming in as much writing as possible in a bid to round off some writing projects. Here are three hot drinks (and a few snack ideas) to help with the late night writing, and nary a coffee or pastries in sight.
Hundreds. Possibly 1000s. That’s the number of press releases that tsunami their way into a journalist’s inbox every.single.day. So if you emailed your press release about your book on string theory to every hack in the country, don’t be surprised if you don’t get a response. Despair not, though. There’s another way to get your book in the media
I think writing under a pseudonym helps… It affords me the freedom to be as candid as I like without reprisal or inviting discussion in my everyday life.
You don’t even know what happened, or why it’s happened. Only that your project has suddenly taken a turn and the client who couldn’t praise your ‘professionalism’ enough is now calling you unprintable words and you both wish each other dead.
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What now? I’m asked by these writers. Should I give up on this writing dream, because, clearly, writing and the writing industry itself is not meant for the mentally stable.