Should I invest in a professional book cover?

Great question! As always, it depends on you, your book, and how you want to send it out to the world. If you have mad skills in the area of cover design, go for it! eBook is easier in this respect than print book covers. You can use a tool such as Canva and create … Continue reading Should I invest in a professional book cover?

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Procrastination takes many forms

Yes, yes it does. Even the form of creativity and due diligence. The book cover is complete. The printer is printing my hard copy proofs as I type. All I had to do today was get up and upload my finished book onto Amazon and Kobo. And yet, here I sit, typing a blog post. … Continue reading Procrastination takes many forms

Merry Writing This Christmas

Of all the things I could be doing, probably should be doing, on this day before Christmas, I felt inspired to write. Of all the writing projects I could be working on, and there are so many, I decided to write about my trip to Costa Rica – five years overdue. Why now? I don’t … Continue reading Merry Writing This Christmas

How to get your book into Chapters/Indigo

A client forwarded her question to me today about how to go about getting her book into Chapters/Indigo. Great question. One I had myself not too long ago. Here's what I know. Contact the Chapters/Indigo local author rep responsible for your area. They will ask you about your published book and if it is a … Continue reading How to get your book into Chapters/Indigo

Work from home/life balance

I just spoke with a client who is preparing her manuscript for publishing. When the energy wave comes, you surf it. Even when it comes in the middle of summer. When your kids are out of school. My client is working to balance getting the book out this fall and spending quality summer fun time … Continue reading Work from home/life balance

Top 3 Reasons You Need an Accountability Buddy

Various coaching models all include a key factor: accountability. Whether you're writing your opus or training for a marathon, accountability keeps you showing up. Because as long as you show up, you move forward with your project. If you never show up, you never complete your goal. Even if the goal seems immense. Too huge … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons You Need an Accountability Buddy

The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Writing is like a faucet: it’s either on or off but you first have to turn the tap. When you shut it off, it dries up. When you turn it on, it pours forth. If you feel your tap has been closed tight, here are 5 ways to get it flowing again: Say yes. Out … Continue reading The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

There’s a time to bike and a time to write

I headed out on my bike this morning. The question in my head: where should I focus my energy? So much writing inspiration, so little time. I love my morning rides. I also love the manuscript I've been writing for 9 years. Well, some days I hate it. It's like the line from Crazy, Stupid … Continue reading There’s a time to bike and a time to write

The Journey Begins

  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Welcome to your writing/self-publishing journey. We are honoured to walk this road alongside you. While it can feel like a bumpy path to navigate, a good traveling companion always makes the journey easier. We've walked this road before and we understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins