We are passionate about our craft!

We’re Emma Kalson and Zak Jane Keir and we’re writers. More than that, we offer professional services to authors, from editing and formatting for eBooks and print, to workshops on honing your craft based on our cumulative years of experience. Self-publishing shortcuts is our way of sharing our knowledge to help you write better, smarter and faster, and help you sell your work.


From dicewriting to help you gain story inspiration, to journals for tracking your writing progress, we have you covered.


We offer workshops on a variety of topics and offer them at conferences, literary festivals and other writing events.


Coming soon! Emma is turning her most popular workshops into online courses so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.


If you need help editing, getting your work to look good on Kindle, or just don’t have a clue with KDP, we offer affordable options.

Latest Book

Dicewriting for Erotica & Erotic Romance

Want to write erotica or erotic romance, but don’t know where to start? Been writing it for years but worried that you are running out of kinks/character traits/unusual locations for that first kiss – or the crucial farewell spanking? Dicewriting works for anyone with an interest in the genre, whatever…