5 Tips for Juggling Work, Parenting, and Writing as a Self-Publishing Author

It would be far easier to bring books to life in the void. Making books would be a much simpler exercise if the self-publishing author could do nothing but write. Unfortunately, most writers can’t sit at their computers for endless hours each day, willing their world to be created. Here are five tips to help self-publishing authors bring their stories to fruition while managing busy lives. Continue reading

5 Tips for Creating Conflict in Your Novel

Conflict in the novel of a self-publishing author offers the characters resistance as they try to meet their goals.

There are two primary types of conflict. External conflict is when the things that are getting in the way of the character achieving their goals are outside of themselves. Internal conflict is when the barriers to the character achieving their goals are inside themselves. Continue reading