18Mar

5 Steps to Sell More Books

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  • Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
So you’ve written a book. Now what? It’s time to sell! In today’s technological age, selling books is one of the easiest parts of being a writer. With social media, cell phones, email, computers, and more at your fingertips, it’s hard to imagine a writer’s sale chart not skyrocketing.
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10Mar

10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself As A Writer

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  • Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
I used to be the only writer I knew (pre-social media times), but now, everywhere I go, I meet another writer. I credit self-publishing as the reason behind this newfound interest in the craft. Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed that writers’ attitudes toward both themselves and the writing community have dropped to disturbingly low levels. What people seem to […]
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29Dec

Embracing Typos

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  • Writing Advice, Writing Tips
Recently, I’ve seen too many social media posts from authors criticizing themselves for typos found in their published works. Even more disturbing, I see blame placed on their editors by saying things like “my editor should have caught that” or “I hired a professional editor, too!” Somewhere in the banter, I notice conclusions being drawn […]
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20Dec

Plotting & Outlining 101

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  • Outlining, Plotting, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
My most common writing advice questions involve plotting and outlining. I’m often asked things like “Do you outline?” and “How do I outline?” To answer the first, yes, I outline all of my novels. The answer for the second, however, is much more difficult to find. Outlining is a very personal process and is different […]
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11Feb

5 Tips to Gain More Readers

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  • Book Signings, Giveaways, Grow Readership, Marketing, Promotions, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Groups, Writing Tips, Writing Wednesday, Writing Workshops
Building a following is crucial to success as a new writer. To sell books, you must have readers, but finding those readers is not a simple task. Below, you’ll find five tips every new writer should incorporate into his or her career.
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