5 Key Reasons Indie Authors Should Use Goodreads

If you're an avid reader, you probably already have a Goodreads account. But if you're an indie author, you might not yet have utilised Goodreads as a tool for book promotion. In case you haven't heard of it, Goodreads is a 'social network for readers'. It has a searchable database of …

9 Top Tips For Entering Manuscript Prizes

You’ve done the hard work – you’ve written your book and now you’re looking to get it the recognition it deserves. This is the easy part, right? Well, yes it is, if you know what to do... Manuscript prizes typically ask for a sample of your work, as well as …

Crash Course: How To Edit Your Novel

‘How To Edit Your Novel’ is a guide designed for writers who have completed a long-form work of fiction and want to edit, polish and perfect it as much as possible. It’s all about providing you with the information, tools and advice you need to take your first draft to …

When and How to Write an Amazing Prologue

Today we're going to talk about one of the most divisive literary devices around: the prologue. As you probably know, a prologue is a section that appears before Chapter One in a book. The prologue is something separate from the main story, which always begins in Chapter One. Some readers …

5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it's also an extremely common element in countless other genres and categories – from literary fiction right through to sci-fi, fantasy and young adult fiction. However, writing romantic relationships isn't easy. Just because it's done often, doesn't mean …

7 Ways To Get Paid On Time As A Freelancer

Not getting paid on time for your work is a frustrating problem faced by many freelancers. You've obeyed a deadline and submitted your work on time – why can't your client extend the same courtesy when it comes to payment?! Unfortunately, many businesses and individuals still have a lax approach …

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that authors don't make any money. That a degree in creative writing was a fast-track to unemployment, and that I could never expect to earn a liveable income from books. I'm proud to say, I've proven those people wrong. Now, …