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Below you'll find a bunch of free articles, to-do lists, guides, and resources to help you level up your author game and move closer to your goals.
How I made $200k in 2019 self-publishing my novels
This video is my journey from aspiring author to multi-six-figure self-publisher. I talk about how I quit my day job (twice), found my readers, and built my brand – and how you can do it, too.
Outline your novel using the skeleton drafting method
Skeleton drafting is the technique I use to plot intricate, emotionally-charged books quickly, while having fun! I explain this plotting technique and why it's powerful.
QUIT THE DAY JOB
How to write more with a day job
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How to finish the damn book
How to overcome self-doubt as an author
It sucks when you pour your soul into a book and readers don't care. Here's how to push through the doubts.
LEVEL UP YOUR CAREER
10 reasons freelance writing rocks (and you should give it a whirl)
I wouldn't be a six-figure author today without freelance writing. Find out what freelancing could be right for you.
QUIT YOUR DAY JOB
Surviving and thriving as an author
What I've learned about myself through building my author career and saying goodbye to my day job.
Growing your readership with multi-author boxsets
How to collaborate strategically with other authors on boxsets, bundles, and anthologies.
Non-fiction authors: double your income with these 10 ideas
Want to earn more than your book royalties every month? Try these tips and additional income streams.
Advice I'd give to an author who wanted to earn 6-figures a year.
If someone asked me what I think an author should be doing if they want to hit 6-figures, this is what I’d say.
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How to build a successful and productive writing process.
How to explore and nurture your unique writing voice.
How to rock a badass writing career and strive for your goals.
Writer's block exists: here's how to beat it
Struggling to get the words down? I've got some surefire tips to get you psyched to write again.
It's tough fitting writing around your real life. Here are my tips to get the words down even with a job.
You gotta have a book before you can do something with it. I've got some tough love to get you to THE END.
10 weird questions people ask me about being a writer
When you start introducing yourself as a writer, you'll get all kinds of responses. Here are some of mine.
8 tips for surviving (and rocking) your next writer's conference
I love conferences, but they can be overwhelming. Here's how to get the most out events for writers.
5 fears holding you back from writing
If you’re struggling to push through your fears so you can keep going with your book, these tips and techniques should help.
Diversifying your income as a writer
Tips to create a sustainable long-term income as a writer, and future-proof your business from turmoil.
How to decide what idea to write next
You've got too many ideas and not enough lifetime to do them all! How do you decide where to focus your writing energy?
How to research and write diverse characters
If you're writing characters outside your own lived experience, it's important to get the details right.
How to do all the things
How to set up your life for maximum creativity and deal with the anxiety and rejection and other stuff that comes up as a working writer.
5 tips for a successful Kickstarter (and 5 things to change).
If you're interested in crowdfunding a book project, take a look at my tips from the launch of Only Freaks Turn Into Bones.
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