When I do my Wrangling the Writer series, I always ask for questions from writers. “What are you struggling with?” I ask them. “What can I do to help you grow?” Some of the biggest questions fall into the marketing arena, with daily motivation and tips for where to start right behind. But, interestingly enough, I rarely get questions about what I believe is the most important part of writing fiction: Building three-dimensional characters. What I mean when I say three-dimensional is making your characters real — giving them substance, heart, flaws, growth. I mean taking this flat, easy, too-obvious […]
I was so honored to be asked to speak with Lauren on her fabulous Perfcked podcast. We had a wonderful conversation about writing and what it takes to achieve your goals. Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your other favorite podcast channel here! SHOW NOTES: Today we are joined by the baddest babe I know, Kandi Steiner. Kandi is a bestselling, self-published angsty romance author. She’s just published her 18th book! The career she has built for herself and the community she has cultivated around it is nothing short of amazing. Kandi is 1,000% herself and […]
Writing is hard — that’s no secret. And it’s easy to make it a goal every year, but then somehow, fall behind. Here’s Kandi Steiner’s advice on how to make sure your story comes to life instead of collecting dust on the shelf.
Writing is hard. (source: Giphy) Let’s just get that out of the way, shall we? Whether you’re new to writing or you’ve been doing it for years now, that fact never changes. It’s hard to sit down, day after day or night after night, and write words that make sentences that form stories. It takes patience, research, talent, and more to make it all come to life. Ever since I started publishing in 2013, I’ve been approached by new writers asking for advice. I almost always start out by pointing them to this blog post I wrote, but ever since […]
If you’ve read a book recently (which, I’m assuming you have if you’re interested in this post), then you’ve inevitably noticed that in the back of most books, the author will ask you to write an honest review on the website where you purchased their book. It seems like a simple request, asking for a star-rating and a few sentences on how you felt about the work, but in reality, writing a review is challenging. Most of the time, books reach us on personal levels and really bring out a lot of emotions. Tapping into that and conveying a review […]