How to write a scene : 5 steps

What needs to happen in this scene? Plotting is important. Why? Because you need to be in charge of your story. I was one of these authors that let the “characters lead”. And I found out that I just kept shooting myself in the foot. I would get stuck. The characters would stop talking to […]


How to edit your own novel

Editing your book is incredibly important. Not only will you be able to discover holes in your plot, you will also make the lives of your publisher and editor a whole easier. Here are 7 ways to help you edit your novel Take some distance Woohoo! You have finished your novel! That is amazing! You […]

5 common mistakes Freelance Writers Make In Their First Year

5 Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Make In Their First Year

  One of the most convenient ways for authors to make money is by freelance writing. But making your writing into a business is not easy. Although I am sure that there is nothing wrong with your writing, there might be something amiss with the way you handle clients and build out your business. So, […]

Why you can only send off your manuscript to one publisher at a time

Why you can only send off your manuscript to one publisher at a time

Reaching out to publishers as a first time or new author can be incredibly scary. This will be the first time your manuscript will be in the hands of someone that will put a commercial value on it – this will be the very first time that your work will be appraised. And yes, it […]


What are the noble ranks and what do they mean?

Emperor An emperor is a ruler or a monarchy that rules over an empire. An empire is a collection of people and nations ruled over by one monarch – the emperor. For instance: The Holy Roman Empire Stretched from the Lowlands and Germany to Italy, pieces of Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Czechia. The Empress is a title […]


What to do when someone pirates your kindle eBook

What do you to when you find out someone has pirated your eBook? Don’t laugh… it happens more than you think. There are thousands of websites out there that offer free eBooks of unsuspecting authors for free – in exchange for an email address or a tweet. So, what if you look up your book […]


5 tips for publishing your book on Amazon

  Kindle Direct Publishing is incredibly popular with new authors. Instead of having to endure the stress and often disappointment that comes with traditional publishing, authors are now taking their fate in their own hands by self-publishing on Amazon Kindle. Amazon’s KDP is pretty straightforward: You fill out the blurb, you put in a title […]


Publishing a book with zero budget : How to do it?

  Although writing down stories is free, publishing often isn’t. But how do you publish a book with no budget at all? Here are some Do’s and Don’ts. 1. DON’T Self Publish. Don’t self Publish: at least if you want to make your book into a success. Self-publishing means you will have to do ALL […]

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How to protect your website against hackers

So, it finally happened: when Icarus flies too close to the sun, his wings will burn and he will tumble down hard… My website got hacked and it was completely my own fault. I have never ever been big on internet security. I do not have an anti-virus, I download weird programs from wonky websites […]

how to find influencers for authors

How to find influencers for authors

I have worked with influencers both in my past job as a digital marketing executive for a skincare brand and now as an online marketing executive for a London based agency. Influencers can mean any of these things Influencers whose blog posts are shared a lot Influencers who can actually drive sales Influencers who have a […]