Bullet Journals and Organization for Writers

Bullet Journal for Writers

I was pretty fed up with how 2016 turned out. I felt like I had all of these unspoken goals that I didn’t attain and if I did, I had no way of measuring it. When the New Year started I saw most of my writer friends posting that instead of having a resolution they were going to pick a word that would define their year. I couldn’t pick a word. I picked a phrase, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Continue reading

Pushing Through It: Writing With Chronic Pain

Writing The Most Important Thing when I have Fibromyalgia

I have been struggling with pain for years. Dealing with being forgetful and blaming it all on, “I’m getting older.” I don’t think you can use that excuse at 36. I’m usually the type of person who keeps their struggles to themselves, but I’ve recently discovered that sometimes sharing your experiences can help other people who are going through the same thing. This page is all about being a resource for other independent authors. I want it to be a space where you can find help and advice for all of the struggles that an independent author might face and one of those is writing through illness. Continue reading

How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Stores

How to get your self published book into stores

You’ve written a book. You’ve gone through the long and sometimes aggravating process of editing, and you’ve given your book out to friends for a response. If you’re anything like me, and I assume you are because you’re here reading this, you want to be able to walk into a store and see your book on a shelf. If that’s your dream, well then keep reading and I’ll tell you how I went about it.
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The Most Important Thing: My Favorite Chapter

Cover of The Most Important Thing by M. E. Matthews

When I look back on writing my first published novel, I’ll have to say that this was my favorite chapter to write. It’s a simple flashback that the main character has about her marriage. Their conversation illustrates a lot about their characters and it was also fun to write. Also, while you read it, (even though it’s never stated), if you read Jeff’s part with a New York accent it’s even funnier. Continue reading