Every book needs a great cover to attract a reader and make a sale. In past videos I’ve talked about how I designed the covers for Essence and I am Mercy. Self-publishing on a budget? In today’s video I want to take you a little more behind-the-scenes to show you how you can create a book cover from concept to, to design in photoshop, to the final PDF that can be uploaded to Createspace. All without hiring a graphic designer! Watch how I created the cover for Essence and I am Mercy.
I teamed up with the amazing Kaila Walker for this weeks video to answer the question: why is vacation important for writers? Is there something behind traveling that opens up writer’s to a whole new world? Is vacation the magic cure to writer’s block? Well, maybe not, but there are benefits to taking the time to experience everything life has to offer.
Things are moving along for my third novel, She’s Not Here. For today’s video I’ve got some exciting updates! Want to be a part of the cover reveal? Sign up here! Have a small business that makes candles, bath bombs, bookmarks or anything else fun? Let me know and I’d love to collaborate! Contact me for business inquiries.
In order to eventually write a novel, you’ve got to just sit down and write. The key to finishing a writing project is writing every day, or as mush as you can. In today’s video I’m talking about how you can get into the zone of writing with some simple tips and tricks. Check it out and be sure to share!
We all have the dream of writing a novel, so why is it so few accomplish the goal? The reason is simple: writing a book is hard! It takes time, talent and dedication. Today I’m talking about the five things that could be stopping you from finishing your novel and showing you what to do to work around those roadblocks.
Writing every day is great! But sometimes the pressure we put on ourselves can be too much, to the point we feel like we can’t do anything but write. Today I’m talking about the writer’s guilt I have and how I’ve been dealing with it! Let me know if you have writer’s guilt!
We’re talking about beta readers again! Last week’s video was all about how to find and choose beta readers, so this week is part 2 and I’m talking about how to work with your beta readers to improve your novel. This means taking their criticism, deciding what’s right and what’s not and ultimately getting your novel to the next level. Watch the video!
Learn how to find and choose beta readers: http://bit.ly/2LJBxv7
It’s been awhile since I did a casual blog, so I figured, why not? I had a few gifts to package from BookCon and needed to do the Writing Ideas Tag that was created by the wonderful Brooke Passmore and Bethany Atazadeh. And I tag…well, everyone! See the tag questions below so you can participate!