WRITER WEDNESDAY: How to Find A Cover Artist [CC]

WRITER WEDNESDAY: How to Find A Cover Artist [CC]

Hello, Writer, and welcome back to my life.

It’s Writer Wednesday, the day where I give you my tips and advice on the art and the business of writing, and tell you how I do what I do as an indie author.

Today’s question comes to us from patron Kristen Stevens, who asks:

How do you find a cover artist that you like?

That’s it. That’s the question.

The Five Best Things an Artist Can Do

The Five Best Things an Artist Can Do

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life.

I’m an artist, and you might be, too. And you might entertain ideas of making a living from your art.

But that can be really hard to do. It’s hard to manage yourself as a business and finding an audience gets more difficult every day.

But there’s one problem that can trump all other problems when it comes to making a living as an artist—and that’s failing at the art itself.

Most of the time, though, “failing” in our art isn’t as simple as writing a bad book or painting a bad painting or whatever.

There’s a few common reasons for why we fail, and here’s how to fix five of them.

My New Page a Day Project

My New Page a Day Project

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life. There’s a great old piece of writing advice I first heard from my friend and co-author Z.C. Bolger, and I think he got it from somewhere else but since I don’t know where, you can attribute it to him since he’s a fountain of wisdom anyway. In fact Z.C. just started doing his own YouTube video series called Elements of Fiction. I’ll link it here, you should totally go check him out. Anyway, a piece of advice Zach loves to give to new writers relates to daily writing. Daily writing is something every author should practice, and while I don’t always write every single day, I try to, because only by producing can you actually, you know, end up with a product. And Zach will tell authors, “Look, just write a page a day. One page, every single day. Commit to that. By the end of the year, you’ll have a 365-page book, or maybe multiple books—but the point is, you’ll have 365 pages.” And that’s great advice! I mean, I always want to write more than one book a year, but if you’re just starting out, a book a year seems quite manageable. So I’ve decided to start a new little project because, of course, I don’t have nearly enough things going on in my life. I’m going to keep a journal throughout 2015, and I’m calling it Page a Day. Each day I’ll use one page to write down what happened and what I did and what I’m thinking about. At the end of the year, I’ll have...