Nikki Williams

October 16, 2017
writer beware

Writer Beware: New Dangers in the Publishing Industry

Independently published writers must take the mantra “writer beware” to heart to protect themselves from nefarious activity in our industry. I don’t know what the deal […]
October 8, 2017
the three rs

Get Lucky: Use the Three Rs for Writers to Shake up Your Prose

There’s a reason why babies crawl before they walk. And there’s a reason you learn to count from one to 10 and do simple addition before […]
October 1, 2017

Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies — Oh, My!

It’s October — the time of year when thoughts naturally turn to the eerie, macabre, and hellish — or at least mine do! This year I […]
September 24, 2017
be different

When Different is Better Than Better

Getting better at writing is a noble goal, and one to which every writer should aspire. But in the meantime, I challenge every one of my […]
September 11, 2017
writing to market

Writing to Market Without Selling Out

Some writing thought leaders suggest authors who want to make their books more marketable consider “writing to market” for best results. Writing to market simply means […]
August 26, 2017

Writers: Dare to Be Mediocre

Writers are inundated with advice on how to claw their way to the top of their game. Some experts claim all you need is a strong […]
August 21, 2017

Pulling Your Muse from the Pit of Despair

You get rejected for the 500th contest you’ve entered. Then you read the stories that “win” and at least one of them is filled with grammatical errors […]
August 13, 2017
writer's network

The Importance of a Writers Network

Never underestimate the power of a personal writers network. These are your first, and perhaps your most loyal, fans. These are people who understand what drives you […]
August 6, 2017
head space

Head Space: Making Room for Your Next Big Idea

It’s no secret you have to make room in your life for what you want. New clothes are lost in an overstuffed closet. Artwork displayed cheek-by-jowl […]
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