Platform vs Security – Finding a Balance

Security as a writer can be a challenge – but there is a way to create a balance between security and platform. The internet is NOT a private place. One episode of NCIS or Blacklist or any other spy/cop/mystery show should prove that (because yes, if it is on television then it is possible, right?). Read More …

Join In to Grow Relationships

The running theme through my life of late (in business and personal situations) revolves around relationships. It is not just whom you know, but how you know them and how you choose to foster that knowing. Six degrees of separation – or even one or two – will not give me the desired effect that Read More …

Become a Helper to Reach Your Writing Success

Are you willing to become a helper to reach the writing success that you desire? “You can have all the success that you want if you are willing to help enough people reach their success.” From Zig Ziglar Reaching the top tier of writing success means different things to different people. Some writers want to Read More …

Know Your Why to Grow Your Writing

Building You Writing Career – January 30, 2012 Challenge Know your why for writing. Knowing the reasons behind your words can be the key to reaching your writing success or stalling out in the climb. There are so many different directions you can take with writing that it is easy to get lost. There are Read More …

Three Secrets for Building Connections

Building connections can be the key to growing success. But building connections is not always as easy as the idea. Two of us sat in the library. The extrovert in me cried out to engage the man at the other end of the table. He kept his head down and effortlessly made not eye contact Read More …

Take Steps to Grow Expertise in Writing – Finding Presentation Opportunities

Presentations and classes grow expertise in the writing industry. You know something more than someone else. They can learn from your experience, abilities and knowledge. You know something different from someone else because you have walked a different path. That means that you already have what it takes to stand in front of a group Read More …

Developing a Writing Niche

The first question most writers hear involves the core audience. Publishers and agents want to know who the writer reaches. Understanding the basics of a core audience and how the niche works will give you one more tool for your writing career toolbox. Tips for Growing a Niche Audience – Think about who you see Read More …

Connecting Readers and Authors

Building an ally army begins with finding others that believe in who you are and what you are doing. You want a core group of fans, fanatics or just friends that will tweet, share, post and shout to the highest mountain about all that you are and all that you have to offer. You can Read More …