7 Strategies for Revising Your Novel

7 Strategies for Revising Your Novel By: Guest Column You’ve done it: typed The End. Those two wonderful words mark your graduation from always-wanted-to-write-a-novel to someone-who-did. Congratulations. Other ideas might be cooking away in the back of your brain, making you eager to start a new project. Often, this is where the spirit wanes as … More 7 Strategies for Revising Your Novel

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 4: Your Character’s Ghost

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 4: Your Character’s Ghost What is your character’s ghost, and how does it affect his character arc? Once you’ve figured out the Lie Your Character Believes, as well as Thing He Wants and the Thing He Needs, the next question you need to ask yourself is: Why does the character … More Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 4: Your Character’s Ghost

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Thing Your Character Wants vs. The Thing Your Character Needs

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Thing Your Character Wants vs. The Thing Your Character Needs By K M Weiland The Lie Your Character Believes is the reason for all character arcs. After all, if everything’s hunky-dunky, why change? We might think of the Lie as the cavity in a tooth. Everything might look … More Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Thing Your Character Wants vs. The Thing Your Character Needs

8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews

8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews Our thanks to literary publicist Claire McKinney for this guest contribution! When I worked for publishing houses in New York City there was a debate about book review coverage: Does seeking book reviews really sell books?  The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no, … More 8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes By K.M. Weiland People hate change. We may sit around and wish our lives were different, but when the rubber really starts streaking the tarmac, we usually find ourselves wishing we could just hang out here in our safe and familiar haunts. Characters are … More Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters? By K. M. Weiland What if there were a sure-fire secret to creating stunning character arcs? Would you be interested in discovering it? If you care about connecting with readers, grabbing hold of their emotions, and creating stories that will resonate with them on a level … More Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?

How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books

How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books by Chloe Facebook was once again named the most popular social media platform in 2016 and authors are taking advantage of the vast audience on the platform to get their books in the hands of more readers. This past fall Facebook rolled out page templates so you can tailor your … More How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books