Most people become inundated with negative images and reports of China. We have this idea that China doesn’t care about people, intellectual property and wants world dominance. The American fight with China is much like the cold war with the Soviet Union. Now instead of a wall dividing East and West Germany, we have a virtual fence fortified with trade wars and human rights violations. So when a fellow teacher and friend told me he was moving to Shanghai to teach English, I thought, “Why would you ever go there?”
I never could have imagined that my self-published YA novel Falling would be out in both ebook, paperback and audiobook formats. I had no idea where to start and imagined it would cost way too much to produce an audiobook.
After listing to some podcasts on the subject, I learned that ACX, an Amazon company, allows you to create an audiobook using a royalty share arrangement. Once your audiobook is complete, it becomes available for sale on Audible/Amazon and Apple.
So you think you have a hidden Jane Austen within you? You can romanticize the simplest of statements, and written words are your forte! Well then, what’s stopping you from following a writing career? Oh yeah, real life commitments.
Turns out that Jane, as much of a literature prodigy as she was, never really got married or had any children. She could dedicate all of her days and nights to writing, as she precisely did, touching people’s hearts as such.
Parents and writers are always looking for how to save money every month. But it can be hard to find ways to save the extra pennies. In fact, when I have extra change I worry that my kids might swallow it. So when I learned about a killer app that takes your spare change and invests it for you, I was curious.
This is a guest post by Daphne James Huff
When I started self-publishing in early 2017, I had a plan. It was not to become a self-published YA author. Well, to be fair, not when I first started, but within a few months of hitting publish for the first time, I had learned what I needed to do. I needed a series and I needed to do it fast, if I wanted to make any money.
From the time I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming a writer. Fast forward to adulthood. I got married, taught elementary school, had two kids, and forgot the dream.
By Melissa Uhles
Are you in a book club? If so, good news! I plan to regularly let you know about books I think you’ll love. Now you can share this list with your book club, start your own book club or just read these books by yourself.
The #MeToo Movement doesn’t seem to be abating and for good reasons. Growing up in the 90s, I thought I was living the results of the 1960s and 1970s Feminist Movement. In college, I read Betty Friedan and truly thought we’d moved past women getting groped and being viewed as objects.
Now as a mother and writer, I know this isn’t true.
As a writer, you need to have a strong online presence, be tech savvy and have a website that showcases your talents and services. But how to create a writer website without breaking the bank and hiring a web designer?
To begin with, you don’t have to with these powerful website tools and hacks. The best part is that some of them are free. Second, professional writers use these resources to connect with readers, increase book sales, grow their email list, and massively surge website traffic. But most important of all, you can create a writer website in less than one day.