Writer's Realm

I have a lot of people come to me when they find out I'm an author who have their own writing aspirations. They usually want to know how to get started, be it in writing a book or getting a book published, or both. That's why I created the Writer's Realm. This section of the site is a collection of blog posts devoted to answering some of the questions I get again and again.

Are you an aspiring writer with a writing-related question that isn't already answered in the Writer's Realm?  Feel free to e-mail me at colby@colbymarshall.com and ask.  I will try my best to answer your question for you on the site.  You can also check out a few other places online where I've written my best advice for anyone with questions about writing, publishing, and everything in between at these links:

10 Things to Know About Pitching Agents and Editors

Advice for Aspiring Writers

The Top 10 Things One Writer Learned About Social Media Marketing

5 Tips on How to Identify Your Target Audience

Ways Authors Sabatoge Their Own Branding

I hope you enjoy this little nook I've created just for those among you with a pencil tucked behind your ear and a laptop tucked under your elbow.  

So, stick around, pull up a chair, and read up on the posts below:


FAQ's I Get From Aspiring Writers

By - January 23, 2014

A short list of a few frequently asked questions I get from aspiring writers and my advice, including how to get started if you want to write a book and how to get started if you're thinking of wanting to have that book published. Read more »

Write with a Passion

By - December 26, 2011

For anyone who wants to write but isn't sure where to start, I'd say picking an idea--and a genre--you're excited about is where it's at. If you're not passionate about what you're writing, you won't stick with it for long. Read more »

Aspiring Writers: Do Your Homework

By Colby Marshall - November 1, 2011

Here's what I'll tell you about publishing: if you're really interested in it, go for it! But, don't go for it without doing your homework first. Read more »