Get the World-Building Checklists & Planning Sheets Printables Have you ever wondered why some fictional worlds feel so captivating, as if you could […]
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High Concept is a buzz phrase that’s both abstract and difficult to wrap your brain around. What does it mean exactly? In a […]
There are so many reasons to write cozy mysteries. In my book, there are 10 of them. The mystery genre is huge. From […]
Today I have 4 Steps for Revising your book LIKE A BOSS! Revising may not be your favorite part of the writing process, and that's okay. Every writer has their own favorite part. For me, it's the Big Magic. Revision is a close second.
Letting go of the idea of perfection is a hard on, but here’s a great lesson: Whatever you do can be changed. Because […]
Finances for authors. It’s not the most appealing topic for people who spend their time with words…but wherever you are on your writing path, it’s never too early to start thinking about how to tackle your financial life as an author. Managing your expenses, especially in relation to current and/or future profits--or even just knowing what you are spending--is pretty important. Here are 7 tips to help you.
Have you set yourself up for success this year? Do you know how to actually do that? Let’s break it down. Y’all, we […]
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Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-eight novels. She is a teacher, coach, podcaster, and writer. She has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft. Learn more about Melissa at her website,