Between Books: 5 ways to drive more traffic to your web site

I am admittedly not an expert on massive website traffic, but I’ve been playing around with the analytics of both this site and Sexy Feminist today, and I can tell you a few things I’ve learned about getting people to read your dazzling blog posts: 1....

Between Books: Methods for Writing Non-Fiction

Every time I write a new non-fiction book (I’ve finished three now, somehow), I feel like I’m making it up as I go along. There aren’t many guides out there to writing non-fiction books the way there are for novels. Whenever I go looking among the...
Between Books: Methods for Generating Book Ideas

Between Books: Methods for Generating Book Ideas

It’s actually terrifying to finish writing a book. Everyone is all, “Yay, congratulations!”, as they should be, but, at least for me, this period is also full of anxiety. Why? Because I suddenly feel unemployed. And like I have no idea what I want to...
Between Books: Methods for Generating Article Ideas

Between Books: Methods for Generating Article Ideas

I love the time between Christmas and New Year’s. Usually (that is, for the past two years) I’ve been away at a silent meditation retreat, which is a kick-ass way to lead up to a new year. We couldn’t go this year due to a family funeral, so...

Between Books: What a writing career is like

Through teaching and just meeting people and telling them I’m a writer, I find an astonishing number of misconceptions about what my life might be like. Even moreso when I say I’m a published author. Most people still think this means a glamorous life in...