Sandra Gerth is a writer and an editor who divides her time between writing her own books and helping other writers revise and polish theirs.
She holds a degree in psychology and worked as a psychologist for eight years before transitioning into a career as a full-time novelist—the best job in the world as far as she’s concerned.
She earned a certificate in editing from the Academy of German Book Trade and is now the senior editor of Ylva Publishing, a small press that publishes women’s fiction.
Under her pen name, Jae, she has published an ever-growing number of novels, novellas, and short stories, most of them in English and in German. Her books have won numerous awards and have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon on various occasions.
She’s also the author of a series of nonfiction books for writers, including Goal Setting for Writers and Time Management for Writers.
The beginning is the most important part of your book. It’s what convinces readers, editors, and agents to give a book a chance. But writing a compelling opening is hard because there are so many things a great beginning needs to do.
In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and author to teach you how to avoid common pitfalls and hook readers right away.
"Show, don’t tell" is probably the single most-important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work.
This book will help you spot telling in your own manuscript and turn bland passages into powerful scenes that will keep your readers turning pages.
Point of view (POV) is the most powerful tool in a writer’s kit, but it’s also the hardest to master.
This book will help you understand the different types of POV, choose the best one for your book, and fix common POV problems.
You’ll learn how to use point of view in a way that will make your readers identify with your main character and keep them captivated until the very last page.
Finding the time to write a book is becoming harder and harder. With day jobs, family obligations, household chores, and the time spent on marketing and promoting their books, many writers struggle to get any writing done.
This book will help you find enough time to write, become a more productive writer, and get your first drafts written more quickly—while still writing well.
Writing a book is on the bucket list of millions of people, but few achieve their writing dreams.
This book will help you set effective writing goals and develop an action plan that will guide you through every step of the writing process. You will learn how to break down your goals into manageable chunks, how to overcome writer’s block and other obstacles, and how to finally finish your book.