Lessons Learned | Writing

The Indie Author’s Guide to Sanity: 5 Survival Tips

Self and indie publishing is a difficult, time consuming process. Anyone who is a part of BookTrope’s latest hit (myself included) feels that very keenly. BookTrope’s ideas were wonderful, their model ground-breaking. Here’s the thing about indie-publishing, though, it’s a risky heartbreaking business. I’ve been at it for six years and the ups and downs […]

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Inspiration | Self Publishing | Writing

Writing for Mental Health: Self-Publishing is No Failure

This week, I’m excited to share a guest post written by fellow Gravity Imprint author, Apryl Pooley. Apryl’s memoir, Fortitude: A PTSD Memoir, was published by Booktrope in September 2015. You can find out more about Apryl at the end of this post, but first: *** Even with predictions that traditional “book publishing as we know it is dying,” traditionally published […]

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Writing

Guest Post: A Fun Way to Cure Writer’s Block

For the next few weeks, you all are going to get treated to a series of guest posts by some AH-MAZING writers. An awesome woman on my imprint team at Booktrope, Gravity Imprint, has put together a Blog Swap Event. You’ll hear from my fellow authors on a variety of topics and I am confident you’ll […]

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Inspiration | Writing

Theme Songs for My Stories

Many writers use music to inspire their word painting. I’m no exception. I listen to Spotify while I write and I typically pick a playlist that evolks a certain mood. I LOVE this feature. I don’t think I could write without it. I’m also an unconventional writer because I don’t focus on one genre. Writing […]

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