Starting Your Blog from Scratch

Your very first step for starting your blog from scratch is to choose your domain name. Choosing a domain name is a big step.  After all, this will be with you, and synonymous with you, for years to come. It is the front-line tie to your audience and needs to convey some sense of what … Read more

Are You an Authority?

Establishing yourself as an authority is the fastest way to grow your business.  It brings your prospects to you, engages them, and makes you the go-to resource. But, how do you become an authority? Authority comes from helping people.  When you’re just starting out, this likely comes from offering free advice, products, or services.  As … Read more

Never Been Published? What to do!

Part 4 of Query Letters That Work! mini-course continued . . . What to Do if You’ve Never Been Published and Don’t have Writing Credentials So far in the Query Letters That Work! Mini-Course, we’ve explored: The Purpose of the Query Letter Key Components of Query Letters That Work Parts One and Two Key Traits and … Read more

Why a Mastermind Group

Mastermind Groups help you navigate through the challenges you face by pooling your collective intelligence and resources.  As a mastermind group member, you are part of an exclusive group who shares a common goal.  You’ve heard the saying, “two heads are better than one”.  That’s the premise of a mastermind group, only in this situation, … Read more

A Blog is a Relationship

A blog is a relationship.  It connects the reader with you in a way no other website can. A reader comes to your site because your topic interests them. A reader hangs around because, through your writing, they identify with you in some way. This is a great advantage over other types of websites. With … Read more

Key Traits & Characteristics of Winning Query Letters

Welcome to Part 3 of Query Letters That Work! A winning query letter has two primary objectives: To persuade the agent or editor to want more from you To provide the editor or agent with a way to easily get in touch with you As we’ve explored earlier in the Query Letters That Work! Mini-Course, following the specific … Read more

Why a blog?

Setting up a blog is easy, and free, with the use of WordPress and the many pre-formatted, customizable templates offered through their site.  In my coaching, I teach clients how to set up a blog using WordPress and walk them through affordable hosting, utilizing the same host provider I use for my blogs. More importantly… … Read more

Section II of Key Components of Query Letters That Work

Part 2 of Query Letters That Work! mini-course continued . . . To stand out from the massive crowd of query letters that agents and editors receive on a regular basis, your query letter needs to attract the attention of the editor or agent, and in a good way. We’ve gone over the purpose of … Read more

Key Components of Query Letters that Work

Welcome to Part 2:  Query Letters that Work While, as writers we are creative and our writing needs to show this, the actual process and format of putting together a query letter is formal. In order to be taken seriously as a writer and considered for publication, your query letter needs to contain specific key … Read more