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 | 0 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

Why Word People Have to Be Visual People When They Become Indie Authors

July 8, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Branding, Design | 0 comments | Author:

  From social media marketing to book jacket design, the business of publishing is full of eye-catching visuals. However, for indie authors it can sometimes be hard to shift back and forth between being “word people” and being “visual people.” … Continued

The Top 5 Free Apps that Help You Write Your Novel

July 7, 2014 | Apps, Editing, Media, Planning, Revising, Writing | 1 comments | Author:

  There’s an app for … well, just about everything, nowadays. Modern conveniences fill nearly every aspect of our lives. Our jobs, hobbies, and entertainment are streamlined, and we have virtually limitless tools for digital productivity at our fingertips.  All … Continued

Can an Author Co-Op Work For You?

July 2, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Indie Publishing, Literary Trends, Pub. Industry, Self-publishing | 4 comments | Author:

  The indie author community has always provided a strong support network but now it seems that indie authors are banding together to publish each other. Author co-ops are groups of authors that volunteer their time and expertise to help … Continued

Cliffhangers Part 2: How to Keep Your Reader Reading

June 30, 2014 | Cliffhangers, Fun, Planning, Writing, Writing Tips | 5 comments | Author:

  What does it take to create a book you can’t put down?   Creating a page-turning novel takes a specific formula: a captivating cast of characters, an intriguing premise, alluring narration, calculated pacing, and the golden ingredient—a huge dash of … Continued

15 Insightful Quotations About Self-Publishing

June 27, 2014 | Self-publishing | 3 comments | Author:

    Sometimes, you just have to take notes while the experts talk. Here is our list of tips, tricks, and observations from indie authors just like you! Some of them have made it big. Some haven’t. But they—and we—all … Continued

The Art of the Cliffhanger

June 23, 2014 | Audience, Cliffhangers, Content, Planning, Writing, Writing Tips | 3 comments | Author:

  It is an undeniable truth: a reader’s emotions are at the mercy of the author.   And a cliffhanger is a pretty infallible way to pull strong emotional reactions from readers. We’ve all run into a cliffhanger: an abrupt … Continued

9 Deadly Sins of Writing Back Cover Copy

June 18, 2014 | Book Marketing, Branding, Writing | 3 comments | Author:

    Good morning, writers!   A few months back, we wrote a how-to on BCC, or back cover copy. BCC is the text on the back (or inside flap, if it’s a hardcover) that summarizes your book.   Good … Continued

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