Resources For Writers And Authors
This page is still under development, and when it is done it will link to all sorts of resources for indie authors.
If you are plotting your next book and need the name of a villain, protagonist, or location, here's a worksheet I use for discovering names (PDF).
If you are making your own covers, I'm working on a video+post that shows how to make a book cover using Canva. For now, here's a post on bad book covers, and here's list of sites with free cover images. I also collected a list of 14 tools you can use to make book covers.
A lot of the resources I plan to offer here are still being developed, but for now, here's a list of pages and posts with useful info for indie authors.
For starters, here are two posts from my new series on author blogging:
- Author Blogging 102: a Practical Guide to Developing Your Link Post
- Author Blogging 103: Guest Blogging, or How to Write for Exposure
Here's a few posts on making ebooks and writing.
- How to Design a Fantasy or SF Book Cover With Canva in Five Minutes or Less
- 8 Apps That Help You Make eBooks
- Six More Apps That Help You Make eBooks
- Fourteen Google Docs Hacks to Make Writing Your Next Novel Easier
- Your Guide to Seven Open eBook Formats
- A Dozen Awesome Gmail Hacks
- Thirteen Great Tools That Will Make Your Writing Shine
- 199+ Plot, Name, Story, and Other Generators
And here's some advice on marketing.
- How to Give Away an eBook From an Author Website
- 8 Ways For Authors to Waste Their Money
- Best Fifteen Email Marketing Services to Grow a Huge Audience
Need help with your website? That's my specialty:
- Review & Roundup: Seven WordPress Plugins for Author Bookshelves
- Author Website Checklist
- How to Get the Most Out of SEO for Your Author Site on Blogger
- How to Save $39,000 When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Author Website
- How to Save Yourself From Headaches While Migrating Your WordPress Author Site to a New Hosting Company
- How to Save $169 While Setting up the Yoast SEO Plugin for an Author Website
- Checklist: Eight Items to Include in an Author’s Book Listing
- Author WordPress Themes
- Useful WP Stuff (plugins, services, tools, etc)
More resources will be forthcoming. In the meantime, you can connect with me on social media:
If you have a question that hasn't been answered by the above resources, or if you would like to work with me professionally, then please use the contact form to get in touch (or, you can send me an email at [email protected]). Good luck!