Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category


5 Strategies for Completing a Novel First Draft

@ 11:09 AM on June 9, 2019

S.K. Lamont completed four first draft novels in 2015. In this post, she shares strategies for completing a novel first draft with other writers who want to get it done. Writing AmWriting


Why Writing Isn’t Enough—The Savvy Writer’s Guide to Success

@ 9:58 AM on June 8, 2019

Many of you introverted writer types are totally cringing right now. But if you want others to know what you’ve written, you have to do more than shut up and write. Writing is only half the battle. We have to market it—tell people about it and hope to…


Thoughts on Becoming a Writer

@ 2:07 AM on January 19, 2019

Do you want to be a writer? Are you in the process of becoming a writer? Maybe you’re already a writer! Writing AmWriting selfpub epub


How to Combat Clickbait With Headlines That Make Sense

@ 10:54 PM on January 15, 2019

Suspicion of clickbait means you may not get clicks even if your post is legit. It’s like The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Your post may actually contain a wolf – but if no one ever clicks to find out, it doesn’t matter, does it? You’re ignored on principle.Ta…


40% of all ebook author earnings go to self-published ebook authors!

@ 3:41 AM on December 14, 2018

Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’ Writing AmWriting


What is the largest age group of self-publishers? 21-30? 41-60? 61+?

@ 7:00 PM on December 13, 2018

Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’ Writing AmWriting


Who earns more money per day from Amazon bestsellers, traditionally published authors or self-published?

@ 12:42 AM on December 13, 2018

Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’ Writing AmWriting


What motivates kids 6-17 to read pbooks and ebooks?

@ 4:05 PM on December 12, 2018

Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’ Writing AmWriting


Count Characters and Words within Selected Text with Keyboard Maestro

@ 5:08 AM on November 24, 2018

A simple Keyboard Maestro macro to display the character count and word count of selected text anywhere and everywhere on your Mac. For professional and amateur writers, copywriters, journalists, and many others.
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How to Request Permission for a Quote or Song Lyrics to Use In Your Book

@ 4:37 PM on August 20, 2018

Before an author can include song lyrics or a quote from a film in her book, she needs to get permission from the rights holder. Writing AmWriting