Publishing Tips

 

Here you can find links to publishing related topics, such as how to build a platform, using a pen name, and how to create an author tagline. You’ll also find sections on editing/critiquing, organization and Bactine for Writers, which is dedicated to things writers struggle with: submissions, rejections, criticism, and more. A bonus download for How to Create a Newsletter can be found on this page, too, and the Freebies page.

 

 

Publishing:

How to Build a Platform – Tips on how to get your name out there and build an audience.

Blogging 101 – All you need to know start a blog.

Using a Pen Name – This article discusses pen names. I use one.

Author Photo Tips – Need an author photo? I’ve got tips to help you get a good one.

Save Your Work! – Don’t ever risk losing your hard work again!

Writer’s Etiquette – What you need to know when dealing with agents, editors, and writers. This article will give you advice on things NOT to do.

How to Get Publishing Credentials – Sometimes it’s not easy to do, so I am offering tips.

How to Write an Author Bio – Yes, you even need one when you’re a new writer.

How to Write a Query Letter – All writers will eventually have to craft the dreaded query.

How to Write a Synopsis – And the dreaded synopsis. These articles will tell you what you need to know to accomplish both tasks.

How to Handle Rejection – When you start submitting, you’ll most likely get rejections. But that’s okay!

Blurbs, Taglines, and Loglines OH MY! – This article provides everything you need to know to create blurbs, taglines, and loglines.

How to Create an Author Tagline – The best authors have one! And you should too!

Dedications and Acknowledgements – Need help writing the dedication and acknowledgment pages for your books?

Working with a Cover Artist – Here are a few things to keep in mind when you work with a cover artist.

Working with an Editor – Yes, they are human. And I’m giving tips to help you not to make a mistake when working with one.

How to do a Cover Reveal – Need help orchestrating a cover reveal?

Preparing for Release Day – There’s a lot you need to do to prepare for your book’s release. I am giving a list of some things for you to remember.

Write Your Next Book – While you wait to get one book published, write another!

3 R’s Rank, Ratings, and Reviews – I’m giving advice on how to deal with the 3 R’s.

Tax Deductions– I’m giving a list of possible deductions all writers can take advantage of.

 

Bactine for Writers:

Submissions

Rejections

Criticism

Book Readings

Book Signing Fear

Writer’s Depression – Part 1

Writer’s Depression – Part 2

 

More on Publishing:

Dear Lazy Writer

Dear Scared Writer

Dear Mad Writer

Dear Impatient Writer

 

Editor/Critiquing:

Dear Beta Readers and Critique Partners

Dear Writer with an Editor

Dear “Editing is Crap!” Writer

Dear “I Hate Grammar!” Writer

 

Organization:

Release Day

Writing Goals

Expense and Earning Logs

Word Count Calendar

Promo Goals

Bullet Journals

Business Cards

Email Folders

Writing Backpack

Agent Lists