Writing & Business

I’m Not On Periscope (and that’s okay)

I’m Not On Periscope (and that’s okay)

In case you haven’t heard, Periscope is the hot new social media platform. It’s like a combination of Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube, all rolled into one (from what I understand of it). While I’ve been on Facebook and Twitter for years, and jumped on Instagram a couple years ago, I don’t think…
Meetings: Worthwhile or Worthless?

Meetings: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I have attended a lot of worthless meetings over the years---meetings that just end up wasting your time, and which don’t really seem to have a point to them. It was doubly frustrating when I knew that the meetings could have been useful and meaningful, but they were just conducted…
How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

Are you close to finishing your book and getting ready to hire an editor? Here's what you should do to prepare your book for the editing process... 1) Have as much of your book written as possible. This will help to save you money! If the editor starts working on an…
So You Want to Be an Editor: Now What?

So You Want to Be an Editor: Now What?

Becoming a professional editor is a little different from becoming a professional writer. For one thing, if you have a natural talent for writing, you can become a professional writer with little formal training. Editing isn’t the same. Aspiring editors commonly say things like, “I’m good at catching typos” or…
So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

This is one of the most common questions I receive: I love to write, and I think I'm pretty good at it. How did you start? How can I quit my day job and write full-time too? This is a great question---and there are so many potential answers to it…