Marketing Your Book: Building An Author Platform

This post is now a podcast episode! You can learn more about the podcast in this post. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “author platform” thrown around, but what does it actually mean? Here’s my understanding, according to personal experience and classes I took in college while working towards my degree. What does “platform” mean?Continue reading “Marketing Your Book: Building An Author Platform”

Arcs vs. Tropes vs. Motifs

This post is now a podcast episode! You can learn more about the podcast in this post. I’m sure you’ve heard the words “arc” and “trope” and “motif” thrown around, but… what do they mean? What’s the difference? Is there a difference? Yes there is, which is why I decided to make a post aboutContinue reading “Arcs vs. Tropes vs. Motifs”

Storytelling for Authors: Character Design

This post is now a podcast episode! I’ll embed a link as soon as it’s live, but in the meantime you can learn more about the podcast in this post and see what’s already available on the Podcast page in the navigation menu. You can have the most dynamic and interesting plot ever, but ifContinue reading “Storytelling for Authors: Character Design”

Marketing Your Book: The Importance of Social Media

This post is now a podcast episode! You can visit this post to learn more about the podcast! When I first learned about author platforms, I was dismayed to discover that social media is an essential part of building an author brand. The majority of my experience with social media has been that of doomContinue reading “Marketing Your Book: The Importance of Social Media”

NaNoWriMo 2021 – Second Week Check-In

I apologize for the lack of content this month still! I had a bit of a family emergency and it took up quite a bit of my time. Between my contracts and keeping up with my word counts for NaNoWriMo, I’ve been a bit short on time. Next week, since we’ll officially be halfway throughContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2021 – Second Week Check-In”

NaNoWriMo 2021 – First Week Check-In

Sorry for the lack of posts so far this month! I’ve been busy with work and, of course, NaNoWriMo! Here’s a screenshot of my progress over the first seven days of the challenge: I’ve managed to hit my word count every day so far, so I have high hopes for the rest of the month.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2021 – First Week Check-In”

Finding A NaNoWriMo Community

NaNoWriMo has a huge community on the main website, where you can find other authors (both aspiring and established) who are participating in the challenge. When you sign up, it gives you access to a number of features that will help you throughout the month. Your profile is a good opportunity to practice describing yourContinue reading “Finding A NaNoWriMo Community”

Making A NaNoWriMo Schedule

Here’s another post for my fellow bullet journalers! I love any excuse to make a new, fancy, aesthetic spread in my bujo, and NaNoWriMo 2021 is the perfect opportunity to do so. The spread I made has two parts to it, a word count tracker and a writing plan: The word count tracker is prettyContinue reading “Making A NaNoWriMo Schedule”

Vision Boards for Creative Writing

I’m sure you’ve heard of vision boards before, where you take pictures and quotes that embody your vision (whether it’s for your work life, personal life, or just life in general) and you collage everything onto a board that keeps you motivated towards your goals. I’ve worked with similar vision boards, but I’ve learned thatContinue reading “Vision Boards for Creative Writing”

Explaining Word Counts

With NaNoWriMo coming up, you’re probably seeing word counts being thrown around. The creators of the challenge set up 50,000 words as the goal for the month of November, but what does that actually look like? Here are some books you may know, and their associated word counts. The Picture of Dorian Gray by OscarContinue reading “Explaining Word Counts”