How Important is a Platform for Writers?

Do writers need a platform?

One question I see come up a lot is: Do I really need a platform to sell a book? Okay, so first let’s talk about what a platform is. When you hear people talking about a “platform” what they mean is a social media following. How many Facebook friends do you have? Do you an… Continue reading How Important is a Platform for Writers?

How Can You Focus on Writing When it Feels Like the World is Ending?

Dandelion on Fire

Y’all, these are some trying times we’re in. In the past few days, between seasonal allergy-related fatigue and the news out of Charlottesville, I’ve lost a lot of writing time to feeling ill: Physically, emotionally and spiritually. When my head hasn’t been too congested to think, I’ve asked myself if the light-spirited blog posts I… Continue reading How Can You Focus on Writing When it Feels Like the World is Ending?

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Forgive me, I can’t remember what writer I heard say this or the essay I read, but someone asked them about writer’s block and they responded, “It’s not a thing.” I scoffed. Not a thing? What do you mean not a thing? I thought about all the times I’d sat in front of my laptop… Continue reading How to Overcome Writer’s Block