What is Vanity Publishing?

You’re planning to write or you’ve just written a book. When you tell a friend about your project, he asks you about agents and publishing houses. You respond that you’ve looked into self-publishing, and you think you’ll follow that route. He doesn’t sneer (at least,...
The Importance of Concise Writing

The Importance of Concise Writing

Talk about concise writing – it does not get any briefer. Today I saw an ad that popped up to the right of a YouTube video I was watching. It caught my eye because it was so concise. It read: New Need Now And the name of the product. In the world of writing,...
What Type of Editor Do You Need?

What Type of Editor Do You Need?

Some writers, those who have just begun the process, know that they need editors. They may be unsure of the type of editor they need. Others, who have a little more experience, may question that need. “I know how to spell and punctuate,” they say. “I have good grammar...
How to Consistently Blog

How to Consistently Blog

So you want to write a blog? What’s stopping you? Are you afraid you will not be able to consistently blog? Here are some of the answers I’ve heard. “It’s a big commitment.” “You have to do it every week—at least.” “How does anyone think of all those article...