Infinity Publishing's blog covers all areas of independent publishing including self-publishing, book marketing, print-on-demand, eBooks, distribution, and more!

Infinity's Blog for Authors and Writers

How to Create an Author Mastermind Group: Absorb Success!

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Now this is a really fun and effective strategy to get to the next level!

Yes, writing is a solitary occupation, but talking things out with other writers almost always makes for better finished novels and works of non-fiction. You've done the Facebook writing groups, posted on KindleBoards' Writer's Cafe, and may even have started your own writer's bulletin board or forum. These are all good resources, but you may be craving a more detailed and personalized approach to take your writing career to the next level. You might be searching for a mastermind group without really knowing it.

What is a Mastermind Group?

Less than a partnership but more than a forum, a mastermind group is a small group of like-minded professionals who get together on a regular basis to discuss the challenges of their business, and to brainstorm solutions to problems.

Read More

Topics: mastermind, self publishing, writing tips, author marketing, time to write, book writing tips, finding time to write, author strategies, serial novel

A Writers Fix for Plot Block or Derailment: Interview Your Characters

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

It happens to plotters and pantsers alike (although, admittedly, more to pantsers): your book goes off the rails into a new direction, and you don't know where you're going or what's going to happen when you get there. Your main character had done it again and run your novel off your envisioned track. While you might find a bit of serendipity here if a great plot twist reveals itself, it's more likely going to end up with muddled chapters and a complete lack of direction. Sooner or later it's going to bog down with your story going nowhere, fast.

Read More

Topics: character development, plot development, self publishing, writing tips, time to write, book writing tips, finding time to write

The Breakfast of "Champion Authors": Serial Novels are on Fire!

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

What's hundreds of years old, yet new and trendy again? The serial novel. Charles Dickens once held fans on two continents hypnotized by publishing one part of a novel each month. In 1996 Stephen King decided to revive the art form in The Green Mile. He proved that fans didn't need their books all in one large chunk; if the story was good, they'd buy each installment eagerly at the beginning of the week, and wait impatiently until the next one came out.

Read More

Topics: self publishing, writing tips, author marketing, time to write, book writing tips, finding time to write, serial novel

A Plotter or a Pantser: Published Author or Writer it Pays to Know!

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

There are two kinds of people in the world: Apple vs. Android, Coke vs. Pepsi, and perhaps most importantly for writers, plotters vs. pantsers. It's a rare author who embodies both worlds in her writing, because they're basically the exact opposite approaches for creating a piece of work. There is no right or wrong method to choose; it depends on your personality and writing style, and may even change depending on the particular book you're writing, but each method has definite pros and cons connected to it. In truth, knowing what type "you" are can make you a better writer!

Read More

Topics: self publishing, writing tips, time to write, book writing tips, finding time to write

6 Tips To Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

One of the most difficult parts of being a first time author or self published author is fitting writing time into an existing life that is already too full of obligations. The typical advice, such as “get up earlier” is useful, but obvious and often unworkable in a jam-packed day. Instead, try these tips to finish your book. Then in time, regardless of whether you choose self-publishing or the traditional publishing route, you will be the author of a completed work.

Read More

Topics: self publishing, writing tips, time to write, book writing tips, finding time to write

Free Publishing Advice

https://my.timedriver.com/BG95N

Take our quick Author Survey

Subscribe to Our Blog Now

Get Your FREE eBook

New Call-to-action

 

Search the Site

Most Popular Posts

Posts by Month

Follow Us!