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10 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That’ll Help You With Your Book

September 10, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Motivational | 4 comments | Author:

  In 1988, American writer Robert Fulghum came out with a collection of essays entitled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. One piece inside is a short, simple essay about—you guessed it—the important life lessons learned … Continued


The Best Twitter Accounts for Word Lovers

September 8, 2014 | Fun, Social Media | 0 comments | Author:

  There’s no other social media in this world that makes you more aware of the importance of individual words than Twitter does. So let’s celebrate the frustrating limitations of the 140-character tweet by taking a look at the six … Continued


31 Questions to Ask About Your Characters

August 28, 2014 | Writing, Writing Tips | 2 comments | Author:

  As writers, we know more about our characters than we can ever manage to tell our readers.   Characterization is revealing the personalities of the people in your fictional world by giving evidence: facial expressions, clothing style, attitude, actions, … Continued


E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual

August 20, 2014 | Audience, Book Marketing, Bookstores, Design, eBooks | 2 comments | Author:

  You really can judge a book by its cover—in fact, that’s the point. With thousands of books for shoppers to peruse, your book has to stand out.   In a single second, a brilliant book cover compels us to … Continued


13 Inspirational Places to Write (That Isn’t a Café)

August 11, 2014 | Fun, Motivational, Writing, Writing Inspiration | 9 comments | Author:

  Before you write a good plot, you need a good place to write.   Maybe you’re a writer who needs a silent, distraction-free office space to fully activate the creativity locked away in your brain. Others need the constant … Continued


Guest Post from Steve Aedy: From Grief to Glory: 5 Perfect Moments to Start Writing a Book

August 7, 2014 | Guest Post | 2 comments | Author:

“Whether or not you get a single word on paper, the sun will rise, the earth will spin, the universe will expand. Writing is forever and always a choice—your choice.” —Beth Mende Conny   Every moment you’ve lived is part … Continued


Why Book Review Blogs are Doing it Wrong

August 6, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Indie Publishing, Pub. Industry, Reviews, Self-publishing, Traditional Publishing | 46 comments | Author:

  What’s the difference between a self-published author and traditionally published author making their way in the writing world? Online—nothing.   Thanks to the Internet, indie authors are on a level playing field, sharing a readership with traditionally published authors. … Continued


4 Tricks to Never Run Out of Blog Ideas

July 28, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Content, Writing | 0 comments | Author:

  Blogs are one of the ultimate tools—used by indie and traditional authors alike—to market books. It’s the key to creating a community, engaging your supporters and fans, and boosting your expertise as a professional in the publishing world. Bonus? … Continued


100 Writing Prompts to Rock Your Writing World, Part 2

July 23, 2014 | Content, Fun, Motivational, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Prompts | 3 comments | Author:

  Here is the cincher to your writing list: 50 more chances to challenge yourself and your writing skills.    51. Your MC (main character) falls asleep on the subway and wakes up to find themselves in a parallel universe. … Continued


100 Writing Prompts to Rock Your Writing World, Part 1

July 14, 2014 | Content, Fun, Motivational, Planning, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Prompts | 1 comments | Author:

  “I will write every single day, starting tomorrow,” we tell ourselves. Then our hectic schedules or a frustrating case of “writer’s block” dampens yesterday’s determination.   Practicing is one of the most vital parts of growing your skills as … Continued


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