With a name like #cockygate, it’s no surprise that the recent trademark brouhaha would elicit some snickers, and some are far too quick to dismiss the situation. But the reasons behind the trademark—as well as what results from the legal battle—affect us all.Pin It
Authors have been talking about the new EU privacy law known as GDPR and what it means for writers. We might assume it doesn’t apply to us, but it’ll affect most of us in surprising ways. Kharma Kelley is here with all the answers for how we need to get ready.Pin It
Encouragement, cheerleading, or just plain listening might seem simple or shallow…until that’s exactly what you need. Even if all you do is read my posts, you’re helping me.Pin It
As writers, we push ourselves to learn new skills and strengthen our craft—despite discouragement, lack of support, and only a small chance of success. We persevere.Pin It
Several situations related to the line between disagreeing and bullying have been swirling through Publishing Land recently, so I want to address the subject while it’s relevant. That said, I’m sharing my opinion in this post, and you might have a different opinion. That’s okay.Pin It
In my last post, we talked about struggling to write when suffering from burnout. Maintaining a connection with our passions can help us endure the problems of life, and remembering how and why we have passion for writing might help us recover from burnout.
Most writers struggle with writing burnout at some point. For me, health issues have drained my energy and caused oodles of frustration, neither of which is good for my creative side—which leads to writing frustration. Chronic issues often lead to major, long-term burnout. What can we do?Pin It
In storytelling, we often talk about the arc of our hero—the path of change and improvement they follow while trying to reach their goals and satisfy their desires. Like our characters, we have an arc, and we can take lessons from the hero’s journey of our characters and apply it to our life.
In the writing and self-publishing world, writers encounter a lot of services that cost money. Some of them are solid resources that are worth it if they work for our processes. Others…? Not so much. That’s why it’s always nice to discover free resources or discounted services.Pin It