Editor vs Beta Reader...which one is better? For indie authors on a budget, it’s an important question. No doubt, a beta reader can save you money that you would spend on an editor, but a savvy writer knows that there’s a big difference between the two and your role in monitoring each one. If you are relying on beta readers to review your books prior to Read More
Why Competition is Good for You
You just heard that a fellow author has hit the big time...best-seller list, agents crawling out of the woodwork, talk of a movie deal. How do you feel? Jealous? Maybe a bit of naysaying about the actual worthiness of the book? Stop. I’m going to explain why competition is good for you. It’s as simple as that old adage, “Variety is the spice of life.” Read More
Is Nice the Ultimate Four Letter Word?
“You pick your friends, not your family.” That phrase is usually spoken after one of our siblings does something like wear your favorite shirt and then spill red wine on it. It’s meant to say, “Hey, that’s your sister...so go on and make nice.” But when authors pursue “niceness” the result may sometimes be...dare I say it...boring. Is nice the ultimate four Read More