Oh, I Swear! – Guest Post by Becca Besser

Oh, I Swear! – Guest Post by Becca Besser

By Becca Besser (Guest Post) Recently, in a group I’m in on Facebook, someone brought up the topic of personal religious beliefs and swearing in writing based on a person’s moral standards. Being a Christian myself, I chimed in on the discussion, explaining the only way an author would be swearing, and that it’s separate from that of a character. Let me...

Book Contests – The Best and the Worst

Book Contests – The Best and the Worst

Book contests are often to unpublished authors what casinos are to people with gambling problems. They can be a whole lot of fun (and they can pay off big time), but there are also serious risks you need to know about. The upside of book contests is easy to imagine (that’s how authors get sucked into book contests in the first place). The prizes often include...

Yes or No… What Do You Think?

Yes or No… What Do You Think?

What’s the most important key to reaching your goals as an author? Here’s a hint: It has nothing to do with your work ethic, concept, content, craft, style, or platform. Instead, it has everything to do with what you’re writing…in your head. Now, this article isn’t going to ask you to say positive affirmations in front of a mirror. It’s not going to ask...

Tax Deductions for Writers

Tax Deductions for Writers

Tax Deductions for Writers – If you’re a writer or author (or aspiring author), you’re probably paying more than necessary each year in taxes, without realizing it. This article about freelance writer taxes explains. It’s part of our article library for authors who want to Get a Literary Agent on our Literary Agent Blog. * * * Tax Deductions for Writers...

How to Become a Bestselling Author – For Any Book Genre

How to Become a Bestselling Author – For Any Book Genre

How to Become a Bestselling Author – As a former literary agency owner (now author consultant) I know that most authors spend plenty of time writing, and thinking about How to Get a Literary Agent. This article is about something else. It’s arguably the most important thing you need to become bestselling author, so scroll below now to find out what it is....

How to Copyright a Book – Book Copyright FAQ for Authors

How to Copyright a Book – Book Copyright FAQ for Authors

How to Copyright a Book – As a former literary agent turned author consultant, I get a lot of questions about book copyright. What is copyright? Do I need to copyright my book before I try to get a literary agent? What are the copyright laws for books that I need to know about? How much does it cost to copyright a book? And, how do I copyright my book?...