Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

*This post is part of the write 31 days writing challenge.

Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

Whew! Today is the last day of the writing challenge! It was a lot of fun; however, after writing consecutively for 31 days, write two or three days a week should now be a piece of cake!

In my last post, I am highlighting author Shelley Hitz. Not only has she written many books, she recently re-branded herself and she now produces a fantastic podcast. She deals with all sorts of writing topics, from the writing process, to publishing, to marketing, to finding inspiration, and everything in between.

I love that her advice is practical and down-to-earth. Hitz takes the concept of writing and self-publishing, which can seem daunting and complicated, and breaks them down into doable, “bite-sized” chunks.

Shelley Hitz’s blog and books are great resources, especially for newbie self-publishers.


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Awesome Bloggers: Rachelle Gardner

*This post is part of the write 31 days writing challenge.

Awesome Bloggers: Racheele Gardner

Rachelle Gardner is an editor, literary agent, and a publishing coach. If you are a writer, or an aspiring author, Gardner’s blog is a must read. She gives an insider’s view into the writing, editing, and publishing world. For example, Gardner gives advice on how to craft a query letter, how to find a literary agent, and of course, how to get published.

Even though Gardner’s advice is mostly applicable to authors who want to publish traditionally, it is very much applicable to those of us wishing to self-publish as well. She gives wonderful suggestions for marketing, for self-editing, for naming your book, and much more. Gardner’s blog is definitely one that you want to have in your arsenal of writing mentors/gurus.


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