Write a Book in a Month: More Writers Share Their Experiences & Advice

Sometimes it’s a lone writer who’s been putting off a story idea for too long, and decides it’s now or never. Sometimes it’s a pair or a group determined to find out what they can achieve by sharing self-imposed deadlines and strong pots of coffee. Sometimes it’s peer pressure or curiosity about National Novel Writing...

5 Tips for Writing Suspense

I am a traditionally published thriller author. My latest book No Time to Die just hit shelves this week. When I first started writing suspense fiction, though, I had very little idea what I was doing. It took a humble amount of trial and error to get in a groove and overcome basic rookie errors...

The Lede: Are You Overlooking This Cornerstone of a Smart Content Strategy?

Yesterday, Brian Clark published a highly anticipated answer to a question that’s been on a lot of entrepreneurial and marketing minds. If you missed it, that question is: Isn’t it time for more power and less hassle from WordPress … without breaking the bank? The answer is yes, of course, and he provides the solution...

How to Plot Your Way to the Best-Seller List

Working on a book? If your ambitions run beyond merely getting your manuscript published to making it a best-seller, you’ll need to start planning before you’ve written your first word. And we’re not talking about planning out your plot. To climb onto the best-seller list you’ll need to be a one-stop shop of writer, marketer...

Tuesday News: BISG focuses on collaboration, Alibaba’s massive IPO, the New York Times flubs race again, and the years top banned books

BISG Annual Meeting Looks Beyond the Book – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is meeting at NYY for its annual meeting this week, and among the topics under discussion are “the growing benefits of data capture and feedback; the rebound of indie bookstores; subscription and new business models; as well as the growing demand...

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 23, 2014

Good morning, FWJ folks! I hope your week is going well. Here are some more freelance writing jobs for you to choose from. Have a great day! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Technology and Business Writer (San Diego/Some Remote) Experienced Content Writer (Telecommute) Internet Content Writer...

What’s in a Style?

By CP Bialois Hello everyone! This is something I’ve thought about a lot lately, and I finally decided it was time to put it on paper, er… I mean, cyberspace. As a writer, I’m often asked what style do I use, and, to be honest, I answer with semi-formal. So far that answer has seemed...

4 Completely Legit Content Marketing Goals

If you happen to be a content marketing nerd—and yes, we confess that, here at Grammar Chic, Inc., we are—then you likely enjoy talking shop, discussing the finer points of Twitter strategy, the latest developments with Google Authorship, the most valuable analytic programs, and so on and so forth. Crucially, though, not everyone is a...

Poetry Blogger’s Collection Becomes a Bestseller

Tyler Knott Gregson’s new poetry anthology has become a bestseller. The collection, entitled Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series, has appeared on the hardcover nonfiction lists at The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. Gregson regularly posts pieces for the “Daily Haiku on Love” series and the “Typewriter Series” on his blog...

Time Commitment for Marketing

All marketing campaigns require a certain time commitment on the part of the author. Whether under contract or publishing as an independent the time put into marketing is often equivalent to the results—if and only if the marketing tools are used in the right combination for the right amount of time. Marketing on a consistent...