Author name: Tracy

Purpose-Driven Reading

Following up on last week’s post about finding more time to read.  Once you’ve got back to reading for pleasure, which is key, you’ll quickly come across “other” reading.  Call this purpose-driven reading.  For example; While videos aren’t “reading” per se, they can be treated in the same way as reading for the sake of

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A New Type of Sprint! — Graduated Word Sprints.

One of the most-visited posts on this site is “5 Types Of Writing Sprints – And Why You Need This Tool“, with “Tailor Writing Sprints to Maximize Flow” a close second, along with “Increasing Your Hourly Word Rate“. They all deal with word sprints. Word Sprints are exactly what they sound like. Writing at maximum

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Cleaning Up Your Manuscript for The Best Formatting Results

Slightly off the beaten track today. At Stories Rule Press, we offer a formatting service to authors: Give us your manuscript and we will produce validated ePub and Mobi files that you can upload to the retail sites without issue. We’ll also do print layouts. But recently there’s been a rash of manuscripts come in

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Why UX Will be the Critical Factor for Indies in the Years Ahead

I try to avoid making predictions about where the indie publishing world will go in the future.  I’ve seen futurists get things very wrong indeed, because some disruptive factor they could not possibly have predicted comes along to blow everyone’s expectations out of the water. AI-anything has done that to us in the last year

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