When you’re discovering your brand, it’s important to focus on the strengths you bring to your readers. Which adjectives fit…
You can use this for creating your brand and you can use this for developing your characters. This is a…
The “best practice” for a professional writer is to set up a workflow system that helps you throughout the process, can connect with your readers, and most importantly: doesn’t have to be reset every time you have a new job.
One of our favorites is monday.com—and we’ve used it to manage our writing to benefit everyone in the process. Let’s take a look at the benefits and how to unlock them.
Your job is to take that brilliant idea in your head and figure out a possible successful marketing tactic that will get your book and series off the ground and launched successfully.
As we’ve deepened our points of view (POVs) and heightened our ability to show instead of tell, we’ve waged a war on dialogue tags. He said and she said are victims in a battle where plain text is now treated as a waste of space.
Architects (introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging) are thinkers and system designers. They believe in making choices based on facts and research rather than feelings. Their intuitive nature powers their imagination. They are highly creative individuals and usually have an abundance of ideas for implementation. They are curious, independent-minded, and believe in their problem-solving abilities. Hence, research comes to them easily. A huge advantage for authors with this personality type.
Sci-fi readers and historical romance readers both have higher expectations on the books they devour. So, I’m going to start the tropes and trends for this genre with the strengths and qualities authors of this genre need.
The Sentinels are conscientious, stable, and love routines. It’s not that they don’t like new experiences. They simply don’t want to waste time failing when someone else has already succeeded. They are careful and self-motivated. However, the Sentinels aren’t the most creative folks as far as productivity procedures. They believe in systems over spontaneity.
In the simplest of terms, Trello is a web-based tool where teams can easily collaborate on projects or an individual author can manage production of their book. It utilizes a list technique, much like whiteboards, to visually show various projects, tasks completed and tasks still needed to be done, who is working on what, etc. Trello is like amped up sticky notes with various features and capabilities.
Sci-fi has always been a strong market. These readers are loyal and enjoy what sci-fi has to bring. But they don’t want short cuts and they don’t want shallower-detailed stories. So, if you’re looking to dip your toes in sci-fi, let’s look at what elements are needed to put you on the best seller’s list.