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5 steps to creating a formatted interior template for your print journal, planner, or workbook

HypothyroidWriter.com blog graphic for journal interior post Sarah Lentz

D.I.Y. Journal / Planner / Workbook DesignHave you ever wanted to design a journal to suit your own particular journaling style -- or that of someone you love? How about a planner for your friend who'd like to combine the things he likes best about the bullet journal with his favorite features from another journal?Or how about a workbook to serve as a companion to the book you just wrote -- something to help your readers apply what you're teaching...

What is the point of the Hypothyroid Writer blog?

HypothyroidWriter.com blog purpose post Sarah Lentz

Passion & PurposeI started this blog primarily to help fellow authors with health challenges (including hypothyroidism) and tight budgets to get their books written, polished, published, and sold.And this is still the main driving force for HypothyroidWriter.com.Because I want other writers with low energy and too-much-month-at-the-end-of-the-money to get their words out there, without waiting for someone else to decide it's worth publishing.And I also want to help authors on a shoestring budget to create and publish books to get everything...

Upgrade your book cover design with Glitterboo, Deeezy, and Creative Market

HypothyroidWriter.com Glitterboo blog post Sarah Lentz

Free and low-cost resources for the DIY Book Cover Designer DIY Book cover design can be a rewarding adventure for some, and a growing number of free and low-cost design tools can make it budget-friendly, too. Canva is my favorite design program — intuitively-designed and ADHD-friendly (from my experience, anyway). But it can’t do everything. Some of the book covers I’ve seen on Amazon take my breath away, and I’ve saved images of them to a folder on my desktop —...

What does it mean to rock the D.I.Y. approach to self-publishing?

In order to rock the D.I.Y. approach to self-publishing, indie authors need to know what the professionals know … about writing a book your target readers will want to buy and read  about editing your book about designing a book cover that will get your target readers clicking on it to learn more about writing a book description that gets people to buy your book about publishing and launching your book to get better and better results about short- and...