Monthly Archives: September 2016

Brainstorming: Write to Focus Your Ideas

Brainstorming: Write to Focus Your Ideas Recently, I worked for a client who needed help finishing up a novel after several failed attempts. The end product finally appeared a month later, which came with a mixture of relief… and agony. The client was happy to have it finished. However, at almost 100,000 words, it was clearly bloated. […]

Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style

Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style If you’re a freelance writer, there are many resources out there that tell you how to make the most money, how to deal with clients, and how to scale your business. But what many of the authors of these books tend to miss is: what do I need […]

How to Get An Agent: Finding and Getting an Agent

How to Get an Agent In a recent article title Do I Need an Agent? I discussed how essential agents are in this day and age and gave some tips on how to get an agent. If you have been struggling to find an agent, then you probably didn’t want to hear any of that. […]

Do I Need an Agent To Publish my Book?

Do I need an agent? This was a question I asked myself for many years, and one that took me over a decade to answer with certainty. I was a struggling writer for nearly ten years and I was frustrated with many of the agents I encountered in that time. I was a successful self-published […]

Book Marketing 101: Book Promotion Tips (Part 1)

Book Marketing 101: Book Promotion Tips (Part 1) In the first draft of The Online Writer’s Companion I included a closing chapter in which I announced that this book would be my sign-off. I planned to take a break from freelancing, maybe an indefinite one. I won’t bore you with the details on that (not […]