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​We can often feel as though there must be some secret recipe to make money as a writer.We try to guess the ingredients and sometimes we get lucky and things work out deliciously well. Money flows and there are gigs galore. You wear your chef’s hat at a jaunty angle and wonder how you could […]

The post How to Make Money as a Writer (Even if You’ve Never Earned a Dime) appeared first on WTD.

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What's the most stressful moment of publishing a book? You don’t know? Well, I don’t know either. I’ve still got a couple of weeks to go before hitting the publish button, and maybe that will be the most stressful moment.  But I can tell you about a scary moment: sending out a review copy to beta readers and […]

The post How to Write and Publish Your First Book 8: Why You Need Beta Readers appeared first on WTD.

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​"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln. ​This is the third in a 3 part series: Top Tools for Writers, Bloggers & Vloggers. We hope to make it a 4 part series to include Top Tools for Podcasters later on.  ​In the […]

The post 8 Top Tools for Vloggers to Crush it in 2018 appeared first on WTD.

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"A writer is a tool of the language rather than the other way around." ~Joseph Brodsky ​​​NOTE: This is the second in a 3 part series originally published as a single post. We had a lot of feedback from WDT readers asking us to separate out tools for bloggers, writers and vloggers into more manageable posts​. […]

The post 25 Top Tools for Writers to Crush it in 2018 appeared first on WTD.

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Are you trying to be perfect? Forget it!  Instead, you need to work on being imperfect. I know, I know, this seems like weird advice. But hear me out. If you want to create just one, massive nonfiction book, you might get away with being perfect. However, if you want to write a series of […]

The post Are You Imperfect Enough to be a Successful Writer? appeared first on WTD.

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If you think of writing and publishing a book as a series of hurdles, finding a bestselling book design is an opportunity to trip up and fall flat on your face. Having just completed a survey where readers chose the title of my upcoming book, Youthful Aging: How to Live Better for Longer, the next challenge was […]

The post Choosing a Bestselling Book Design: A Funny, Frustrating, Fulfilling Experience appeared first on WTD.

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Maybe you’ve only begun planning out your novel. You have a great concept and a basic plot. Or maybe you’ve already completed a rough draft. You’re fairly sure what you’re writing fits the genre you have in mind and you obviously want it to be a bestseller in its genre. Or maybe you have no […]

The post 5 Steps to Ensure Your Novel is a Bestseller in its Genre appeared first on WTD.

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Do you want a publishing deal? But the idea of approaching a publisher fills you with dread? Then read on to find out how to create a book proposal that will have editors falling over themselves to accept your book… The process of writing a book proposal isn’t a 30-second sprint — it’s a marathon […]

The post How to Create a Killer Book Proposal Publishers Will Love appeared first on WTD.

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"Never underestimate the power of a simple tool." ~Craig Bruce ​​NOTE: This is the first in a 3 part series originally published as a single post. We had a lot of feedback from WDT readers asking us to separate out tools for bloggers, writers and vloggers into more manageable posts​. ​So we've done just that...and more. […]

The post 33 Top Tools for Bloggers to Crush it in 2018 appeared first on WTD.

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Have you ever considered what it takes to write a book that everyone will later call a masterpiece? And could any of the authors of such books ever imagine such a response to their work? There are so many components that go into a writer’s success that anyone would have a hard time trying to […]

The post 20 Weird and Wonderful Habits of Famous Writers appeared first on WTD.

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