Writer’s Block & How to Creatively Procrastinate

“Writer’s Block: a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece” Merriam-Webster, 2022 Have you ever been writing and hit a metaphorical wall? It can be frustrating when the flow of words comes to a screeching halt and you’re unable to recover right away. Here are some creative ways to procrastinate during the … Read more

The Art of a Good Interview

Good writing for books, magazines and other publications often originates with an excellent interview. Journalists depend on developing this know-how. Here are some tips and techniques to help you conduct an accurate, solid interview. If you’ve done your job well and obtained original, relevant, researched material, you’ll have all you need to write an informative … Read more

10 Tips for New Writers

I’ve been fortunate enough to have five novels published, have received positive reviews in the NY Times, and had one of my books translated into 11 languages. But I’ve also worked hard to get here. As someone who dropped out of NYU film school to go on the road with a punk band in the … Read more

Make a Living Writing 1 Book a Year

Another terrific podcast by the Self-Publishing Formula team. If you are a budding writer, there aren’t many better resources than this crew. Jami Albright didn’t start writing until she was 50. Since then she’s learned how to self-publish, built a strong email list, launched four books, and more than replaced the income from her day … Read more

My Twitter Strategy

A guest post by Jean Shorney When my son suggested that as a writer I should get myself ‘out there’ via the medium of Twitter, all I visualised was people either photographing partially eaten meals, or entertaining us with averaging innumerable cups of coffee per day. Twitter can be a vehicle for promotion, but it … Read more