Be a Wholehearted Author! These articles share with you the techniques I’ve used to build my author platform and publish fiction and nonfiction books.

Use Google Apps for Increasing Productivity

If you're not using Google, then you need to consider all that this amazing company has to offer. Most amazing of all is that it is free, open-source and easy to use. There are literally hundreds of How-To videos available online for everything Google has to offer, so there's no excuse why you can't learn how to use it yourself. I use Google Apps and the Chrome Browser all of [...]

2018-07-14T15:23:24+00:00By |

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne’s Legacy

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne's Legacy   Jules Verne It's been more than 100 years since the world mourned the passing of Jules Verne, "the man who invented the future." He died March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France. I've been thinking about Verne lately, and have decided to explore his genre. I'm outlining a new book in the Steampunk Romance genre that should be great [...]

2018-07-14T16:58:32+00:00By |

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne’s Legacy

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne's Legacy   Jules Verne It's been more than 100 years since the world mourned the passing of Jules Verne, "the man who invented the future." He died March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France. I've been thinking about Verne lately, and have decided to explore his genre. I'm outlining a new book in the Steampunk Romance genre that should be great [...]

2018-07-14T16:58:28+00:00By |

DIY Writer’s Retreat

Scheduling time to write creatively is a difficult task for most authors. It’s a selfish endeavor, hiding from the world, shirking responsibilities, ignoring the family. But it’s also a necessary endeavor. Without writing time, we don’t produce books. If we don’t produce books, we don’t make money. I don’t know about you, but writing books is my business, so I’d better make money. Who needs heat? Drink coffee and [...]

2018-07-14T17:32:49+00:00By |

Hardwired to Be a Hero

As romance writers, we call the women of our stories "heroines" but do we regard them -- and their journey to love and happiness -- as heroic? We should if we plan on telling a good story, because everyone is a hero and everyone's story is the "heroic journey." Some of us are at the beginning of the journey, some are in the middle, while others are nearing the end. [...]

2018-07-15T15:12:13+00:00By |

Small Press Publishers Fill the Niche

  Dedication and faith are the foundations of many small press and independent publishers. By printing primarily what interests them and focusing on authors they trust, this group is growing rapidly. Whereas many major publishers consolidate and lose money on book returns and operating costs, small presses flourish because their books meet high standards for appearance and content, and are handled efficiently and profitably. According to a Publishers Weekly [...]

2018-08-06T07:56:32+00:00By |

Small Publishers in the Making

If you've thought of small publishing houses as recent developments in the print world then you might be surprised to learn that the small publisher has been around for centuries. Some of history's most famous authors and books have the small publisher to thank for their successes. From wall paintings in caves to the home-office printing press, the small publishing house continues to deliver some of the best stories [...]

2018-08-06T07:54:05+00:00By |