[Preptober Pt.3] Deciding on an Outlining Method

Congratulations, you've made it to week 3. We've got your story, mind-mapped, and now we're ready for outlining. A question you might have is: With all the methods out there, which is right for me? Well, look no further, in part 3 of Preptober, we break down three popular methods for outlining trusted by many authors in the industry. We welcome you to take a look!

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[Preptober pt.2] Mindmapping v. Outlining v. Pansting

Here we are on part two of Preptober, the series. You have your story, you're ready to begin the next phase: plotting. Then you hit another brick wall. With all the methods out there, how can you decide? Do you mindmap first and then outline? Do you outline at all? If you do, what method feels right for you? You're not alone friend. Join us for part 2 of the preptober series where we look into and hopefully have the answers to your questions!

Snail to Sprint: How to Write Your First Draft in 4 Weeks by Michelle Rene

We all want to write as many books as possible in our lives, right?  The problem is, we seem to get ourselves stuck in the lull of every day life. Laziness, procrastination, work, kids, etc all seem to play against our desires to write another one of our stories we long to tell.

How to Navigate Book Marketing 101

Book marketing is hard. It's the proverbial elephant in the room many indie and self-published authors dread the most. For this article, we hope to alleviate some of your fears by offering some tips and tricks we've learned in our own endeavors. We hope to help you as well!

3 Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make by Gerald Pilcher

There’s a lot of pressure for small-business owners to be masters of every aspect of their business. This is especially true when you’re first starting out and are often a one-person […] With somewhat limited resources and fear of failing, small-business owners will often push challenging tasks to the back burner. This may work out […] … Continue reading 3 Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make by Gerald Pilcher

[Marketing 101] The Importance of Investing in People

When you hear the names Harley Davidson, Ed Catmull, J.K Rowling, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, what do you think of? Do you think of motorcycles? How about Pixar? Harry Potter? Amazon or of course, Facebook? What do all these success stories have in common? Yes, they have overwhelmingly popular brands making thousands of dollars every day. BUT! What is it they all have in common? What gave them the appeal? Did they just wake up and have these massive empires? The answer is an all over resounding, NO!

[Book Marketing 101] Know Your Target Audience!

Let's say you just finished writing, editing, and getting beta readers to read your latest, greatest book. You've made it the best you can be and are ready to release it to the world. Wait? Where are the readers you hope to find? How are they going to see your book in a vast world of social media, book promotion and saturated Amazon pages? If you're asking these questions, you probably hadn't taken the time to locate what authors and publishers call the "Target Audience."