It's all about the engagement

It’s all About the Engagement

At times, we can become so blinded by crafting the perfect sentence or intricate story structure that we forget there is a reader at the center of the reason we are writing. We can also become blind to the human being on the other side of our marketing plan and our goal to build a platform. Can you imagine if …

Book Sales Matter | Tammy Plunkett

Book Sales Matter Too

Though I spend a lot of time on these blog posts focused on writing a good book and getting the book finished, the whole purpose of creating these masterpieces is so that someone (hopefully more than one someone) reads them. Book sales matter to make back your time, financial investments and to spread your message. Unless someone knows your book …

Research for your book

How to Research for Your Book

Both fiction novels and non-fiction books need some level of research with regards to place and time or data and facts. As writers, we need to be very careful about when and how we dive into a research expedition for our books. Otherwise, we end up wasting weeks months and years accumulating research with no manuscript to show for it. …

Make money writing

Getting Paid for Freelance Writing

I have many people ask me how they can make money with their writing now before they complete their book. Sometimes it is people that are seeking traditional publishing, waiting to hear back from publishers. That is a long game, and they want to make money writing in the meantime. Sometimes it’s people who are self-publishing, and they also want …

Writing Captivating Characters

Writing Captivating Characters

It’s time to talk about character because it’s often extremely overlooked. Characters are what drive a story, and they are who people identify with as they learn the lessons and feel the emotions the story brings forward. From the first page, we identify with and put ourselves in the place of the protagonist. And, I am not only talking about …

Writing the First Draft

Writing the First Draft

I am a huge fan of Anne Lamott, especially her book “Bird by Bird,” which is a book about writing. In it, she calls the first draft the shitty first draft. I am going to use that language for the rest of this blog simply because it is exactly how we need to view our first draft of a book. …

How to create a writing routine

How to create a writing routine

If you do something at the same time every single day, you tend to make a habit of it. Therefore, we can all create a habit of writing. Initially, we may not believe that ideas come when they come and they don’t necessarily come at five o’clock in the morning every day just because we say, “Okay, it’s time to …

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Of course, we do! Even though our moms said never to judge a book by its cover, we do it all the time. I do not advocate judging people by their skin color or by the way they dress. But that is people. We judge books by their covers. There is a very different cover on a romance novel than …

Boosting Business with a Book

Boosting Business with a Book

Is it time for you to get some passive income into your business? Are you ready to stand out as the expert in your field? Even though I often say that anyone who is writing a book for publication becomes a business owner with a product to sell, this blog post is directed to the established business owner who wants …