7 Keys to Writing Book Reviews that Rock

7 Keys to Writing Book Reviews that Rock

Book reviews are a treasure trove for readers and can bolster sales for authors. More than sales, though, book reviews let authors know what resonates with readers. And, for readers? Reviews provide insights, opinions, and recommendations that help us make that...
Favorite Things: Planner Life

Favorite Things: Planner Life

As the New Year rolls around, I’m prepping my 2024 planner. Things look a bit different this year, though. First of all, I’ve been using My Brilliant Writing Planner for several years, but this year’s the first time I’ve set it up in full, 8 ½ x 11” size, with Happy...
Learning from a macro edit

Learning from a macro edit

I completed my first draft in a record (for me) 117 days. I knew it wasn’t perfect, but I wasn’t sure exactly what all I needed to do with it. I’d stared at it for 3 1/2 months straight and it had all become a bit of a blur. Enter the macro-edit....
How do you write during hard times?

How do you write during hard times?

We never know when life events will disrupt every facet of our personal world. As a creative, it can be challenging to continue working during times of emotional upheaval. Stop by My Book Therapy’s Learn How to Write a Novel blog to find out what I did when an...
Do you need a book coach?

Do you need a book coach?

Is there a story on your heart? Maybe it’s been brewing for decades. Maybe you woke up one morning and it all came to you. Either way, you start writing, putting the pen to paper. Until you realize that your story is still more like a gloppy lump of clay than...