About Dana Sitar

Dana Sitar is an author, blogger, and person living in Wisconsin. She writes about writing, life, and love for blogs, books, and sometimes things people care about, like Huffington Post and that time she had an article published in the Onion. Dana shares resources, tips, and tools for budding writers at WritersBucketList.com. Connect with her on Google+ and @danasitar on Twitter.

8 Tips for Gaining New Readers and Growing Your Business through Guest Posts

No self-promotion effort has had a greater impact on the growth of my business, audience, and network than guest blogging. This should come as no surprise to this audience! Writing posts for blogs in my niche is how I gained clips for freelancing, developed friendships and started working with influencers, sold any product or service I’ve launched, and connected with thousands of new readers for my blog. Writing a lot of guest posts without a …

Substantive Editing: The Editing Step You’re Forgetting that Could Make or Break Your Next Book

When you think of “editing,” where does your mind go first? Most readers and writers think of editing as correcting grammar, punctuation, and word choice in a manuscript – but there’s a lot of work to do with your book’s first draft before it’s ready for that! Don’t go straight from finishing your first draft to correcting grammar and punctuation. Before you can focus on these, you have to ensure that what you’ve written is …

A Writing Routine to *Finally* Get that E-book Out of Your Head and Onto the Page

You’ve got a brilliant idea for an e-book that will blow your audience away – but you can’t seem to get the thing written. Why? When the first idea strikes, it seems simple. But the truth is, you’re going to face a lot of barriers to writing an e-book. You’ll encounter fear of what your ideas will look like on the page and overwhelm at the process of publishing an e-book. You may have to …

How to Write an eBook that Will Grow Your Audience Through the Roof!

To become a thought leader in an online space, you need people to listen and share your message. An ebook, in addition to its potential as a passive income stream, can be the strongest tool in your audience-building toolbox. An ebook that shares your Big Idea can become the centerpiece for your entire brand. Before I launched my ebook A Writer’s Bucket List, I was the author of a fledgling blog with an attempt at …