Book Review: The Things We Wish Were True

 The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is a random audio book I found on Amazon one day. I wanted to have something for my long drives to work and around town. It’s not normally something that I would’ve picked but I was curious to see what the hype was about. It’s…

Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

What’s a beta reader?  Someone who agrees to read your book to offer feedback, much like a professor does with papers before students submit them for grades. A beta reader works a lot like a manuscript consultant because they read the manuscript and talk to the author about their work without making hard edits the…

Scholarship Matters

Getting scholarships to fund your education is a lot harder than everyone lets on! When your time comes to start looking, scholarships are what people will tell you to go out and get. What they forget to mention is that getting a scholarship is a lot like winning a pageant and exactly like winning a…

Because Haters Are Going to Hate: How to Deal With Negative Online Reviews

It happened. You checked your e-mail and got the alert that someone recently posted a review about your book, only to find out someone had nothing positive to say. You’re hurt, maybe even ready to flip your computer screen because you worked hard-even gave a lot of yourself- crafting your project and someone virtually word-slapped you…