Dispelling the Myth that Writing “Must be Hard”

It was lovely to have so many people stop by the table I shared with friend and fellow author, Rod Baker at the Lions Bay Christmas Fair (see photo above) this…

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Reconnect To Your Writing!

I was having tea with a good friend recently and the subject of my writing came up. She is aware that I’m preparing to go back to Tropea, Italy for…

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THE WRITING PROCESS BLOG HOP

Do you ever wonder what really goes on inside writers’ brains? Have you wanted to ask an author what their typical day looks like, or if they’re outliners or “pantsters?” Perhaps you’ve…

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Your Author Platform: Building the Plane While Flying It

The following was first published as a guest post by Karen Dodd on Indies Unlimited From the perspective of a newly published indie author (the glow hasn’t quite worn off…

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The (book) Baby is Almost Birthed!

With so many of you asking, “So how’s the book coming?” I’m beginning to feel like a woman who is still lumbering around at nine and a half months pregnant.…

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Illuminate Your Blog Posts: Get Read More Often

By Karen Dodd           June 10, 2013  This wasn’t the topic I planned to write about this week but as is so often the case, serendipity chose the subject of today’s…

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Author Platform: How to Find Your Ideal Readers

by Karen Dodd           May 6, 2013  On my Facebook author’s page, I recently posed two questions to my followers: What is your number one question or challenge with regard to…

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Know Thy Audience

By Karen Dodd           April 22, 2013   After attending a recent (and otherwise excellent) writer’s festival, I confess that I want to rant about this subject. But as that would…

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Finding Your Voice

by Karen Dodd          March 28, 2013 The writer’s voice is the individual writing style of an author. Even if you’re not a professional writer – if you blog, write advice…

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Creating Your Writer’s Platform: The Chicken or the Egg?

Will having a huge following on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks make it easier to get your book published? Sadly, the answer is no. If only it was…

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