Author Interviews

Interview with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb


Today’s post is an interview with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb of the Trident Media Group, which represents over 1,000 bestselling and emerging authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists.

A huge THANK YOU to Mark for this opportunity to pick his brain on what agents are looking for, how an author can best prepare to query, and what he would personally like to see more of from authors. Continue Reading

Introverts, INFJs, and INFPs

The INFJ Writer Is Now in Print!


I’m one of those people who believe paper books will never go out of style. Whatever book I’m reading at the moment travels with me everywhere, ready to be whipped out at a bus stop or in a waiting room. I love airports and long flights because I always have something to read. Because of this life-long love affair with books I know what a huge difference there really is between a book sitting on my Kindle and a book sitting in my hand.

And now, The INFJ Writer can be sitting in your hand.

Because The INFJ Writer is now available in print!

For those of you who don’t have a Kindle, don’t want a Kindle, or like to take a break from your Kindle once in a while…For those of you who love loaning books out to friends and use every birthday as an excuse to buy someone a book they just have to read…For those of you who process things better if you can see physical words on a physical page…this is for you.

Happy reading everyone!

Writer’s Block, the Inner Critic, and Limiting Beliefs

3 Simple Ways to Win the Argument with Your Inner Critic


If you’re an artist or a writer—or both—then you know what I’m talking about when I say “inner critic.” It’s not just a way of describing a tendency toward self-judgment. For us, the inner critic is a loud, nasty, disgusting creature who invades our thoughts, whips us mercilessly, and sometimes decides to chain us up in the dungeon.

That might sound extreme, but if you’re an artist or a writer, you know how accurate that description is. Continue Reading

Introverts, INFJs, and INFPs

When It’s More than Passion: Writers Who Write as a Life Purpose


Thirty-six, if you believe the results of a recent survey, is the age you give up on your career. You spend your 20s trying to vaguely sort your shit out enough to get a job, and before you know it you’re in your 30s and it’s too late to even think about whether it’s what you wanted to do. Life’s pendulum swings on.

From: “We Asked People in Their 30s If They Hate Their Jobs” on Continue Reading