I used to HATE book marketing…

by Sarah Tun On the 22nd of February, I commented on a post written by AC’s CEO Tom Blubaugh called, “Hate marketing and promoting?” A modest-by-nature author, I don’t look for the limelight (please ignore the fact that I was a performing artist for ten years… I didn’t like the limelight then either, hence I’m
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Here’s Your New Baby – A Marketing Analogy

Your book is your baby that you’ve nurtured for numerous months to present to the world. Too often authors make a marketing mistake: No preparation. What about the coaching classes? What about painting and prepping the nursery (audience)? What about all the new clothes (editing and book cover)? Watch this short video to get an
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Even the flu can be a blessing

by Teresa Martin [Editor’s note: Here’s a pick-me-up for this flu season, even though it happened at Christmas!] Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love doing my Christmas shopping; writing Christmas cards, getting out the special china and crystal, and polishing all my tarnished silver-plated serving pieces. But last year, the week before Christmas, I
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Decision

by Cecelia Lester (1st place in fiction under 500 words) He found himself walking along the beach. He mulled over the difficult news. Before he realized it, he discovered he was on the point, that spot where his life could have ended. He sat on the bench, letting his mind reflect on earlier times. His
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Writers Chat Interviewed Authors Community Partners

Partners’ Report The partners of Authors Community had a great time chatting with authors (both seasoned and newbies) on Writers Chat this week. Check out this video to find out more… Every Tuesday morning at 10am Central time you can go to the Live Facebook Writers Chat for some great fellowship and to learn some
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The Forgiving Eye

by Steve Muir Sounds benevolent, doesn’t it? After all, forgiveness is a great virtue, right? In this case, unfortunately, wrong. The Forgiving Eye is the name I’ve given to a particular phenomenon that afflicts me – and I’m sure, most authors – when it comes to reviewing their own writing. Content is not the problem
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Give Us this Day – AC Contest Winner

by Connie Houston Unedited and Unabridged Our Daily Bread.  When I grew up, one of eight siblings living in public housing in Lackawanna, NY. , we ate bread every day.  My mother made cornbread for father. Not Jiffy.  Not cloying.  Mama’s cornbread was from scratch, savory, made with gritty, yellow cornmeal and cooked it in
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Chew on This Writers: Organization

by Randy Ingermanson [Editor’s note: Fodder for thoughtful planning now, gearing up for January 2019] Organization: Evolution, Not Revolution January is the big-money month of the year, I suspect, for people who run gyms. And people who sell diet plans. And anyone promising to make you over fast. We all want a revolution in our
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Secure Writer Success

By Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Never were truer words penned than these ancient words from the
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