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Adding emotion to your writing

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I recently came across this book and I have given it to a few author friends to their extreme enjoyment. I recommend it for those who want to expand their description of emotions on their written page: The Emotion Thesaurus: … Continue reading

Some great Stephen King advice

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I love Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.  He has some great advice for writers and I recommend it for anyone at any stage of writing anything. Here are some of my favorite bits of advice: … Continue reading

What are Beta Readers?

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Most people are familiar with the idea of a Copy Edit. This is when someone (or you yourself, though it is VERY hard to do it yourself) goes through your copy and tries to catch all the typos, bad punctuation, … Continue reading

Help with Writing

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Do you need someone to help you with writing? This can take on many forms. Below are the most common types of help you can request from a writer: Blog Writing Set up a regular blog writer. You should take … Continue reading

Building a “Platform”

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Whether you want to self-publish or get a traditional publishing deal you need to build a platform. This is true of any artist or any business actually. What is a “platform”? It is a place from which you can stand … Continue reading

Have a Book? Get Into Small Independent Bookstores

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Lucky for all of you indie authors, small independent bookstores seem happy to work with you. It always helps to make a personal visit, especially if you’re a local author. With book and promotional materials in hand (e.g., business cards, … Continue reading

Can Anyone Publish?

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For most authors there is the thrill of having your book printed and in your hand. We want to be the next Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling or Agatha Christie. My own personal plans changed when multiple people … Continue reading

How to Make Connections

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Sometimes all you feel you need is for just that one right person to tell his friends about your product, your company, etc. Well, how do you contact that person, how do you get noticed and is it worth it? … Continue reading

Definition of Social Networking

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Here are two basic definitions which I find helps someone new to the “marketing themselves” world: BLOG Short for “web log”: a discussion or information site published on the Internet consisting of entries (posts) typically displayed in reverse chronological order … Continue reading

How to Use Facebook

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I have found it to be helpful to think of Facebook more as a PR tool than a direct marketing tool. It is hard to show direct sales as tied directly to Facebook. With that said, PR is directly tied … Continue reading