Simplifying Series: Series & Character Bible

Are you overwhelmed by the tons of data and sheets most series bibles and character sheets have? This one simplified to make sure you have everything you need, without tipping over into ‘creation work’ that can sometimes create busy work. INCLUDED: • A style guide to help you and your editors stay on the same page and consistent • Character list that keeps all your main characters, primary characters, secondary characters, and walk-ons straight. No one ever has to do {Read More}

The Hill I’d Die On

You know what…. I’m kind of done with that hill. I built an emotional bulldozer and leveled that sucker. I have one. A hill. I mean, we all have one, right? Not just a pet peeve but something you believe so deeply that when you hear people say it isn’t true you’re like, “WHO ARE YOU???” The Oxford Comma people hire hitmen. Or so I’ve heard. But when we look at these, really look at them, who the heck cares? Let {Read More}

Plan Like a Bestseller … is LIVE!

  I’m so excited to give you the new and improved book. If you don’t follow me online, let me give you the quick and dirty. The AuthorLife Planner is no more. Every year we’ll price out creating an actual planner-planner, but we found when asked that over 90% of people who used this yearly didn’t use the planner pages because…book. The Planner Pages are free for download (the link is at the end of the book) so if you’re {Read More}

AuthorLife Planner 2018

Hi Everyone, I’m looking for some feedback for AuthorLife Planner users. I currently am working on a 30-Day Bootcamp (based on the workbook and Zero to Planned workshop) type book that will focus not only on your writing but on your life as a whole. This will not be ready for December. In addition, I’m removing the 2017 Planner from sale at the end of Sept. THE QUESTION BECOMES… What would you like for 2018? Would you like the planner {Read More}

For Authors: Why a First Five Edit Might be for YOU

If you missed it, yesterday I announced that I was opening up my Content Editing broadly and getting back into the editing gig. You can check out the what, how, how much, and my experience in that post HERE. But, let’s talk about the WHY? I’ve had several people already contact me about full-edits. At this time, I’m not taking on full-editing gigs. The time for those as I’d do them would make me a full-time editor fitting in my {Read More}

For Authors: Editing Services

I’m returning to my editing roots! This service is a little different than what you might expect. I’m beginning a First Five Pages content edit. Check out below to see what that means and my credentials.   The edit you receive would include within work-notes and explanations as well as an edit letter. Collectively, these would address: 3 passes that included inline notes. AND An edit letter with general and specific advice based on things like hook, voice, pacing, genre {Read More}