Tips & Resources

Jennifer’s Top 10 Tips to being successful:

  1. Recognize that you can’t be writer, editor, and critic ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
  2. Learn how to hear and accept feedback.
  3. Keep a journal of your ideas.
  4. Identify the time of day, or week, that is the best time to write and how to respect your writing time.
  5. Use your writer’s voice to speak and communicate to your readers all the joys, sorrows, and celebrations that real people experience.
  6. Dissect your story.  If it goes off track examine each chapter, or section, and make it as powerful and focused as possible.
  7. Build your own network of industry experts.
  8. Become knowledgeable about the publishing business.
  9. Celebrate the steps you take in discovering your writing life – known as success!
  10. Read, Read, Read!

Resources:

Books:

  • Writer’s Market
  • How To Write A Book Proposal
  • The First Five Pages
  • Publishing 101
  • The Forest For The Trees