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SEO: 10 Tips to Improve Organic Ranking

by Julianne Rigali As an author, SEO and Branding are your best friends. What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization. It is making your website search engine attractive. Search engines, such as Google, are the first place most people go when they are seeking information. You don’t want your potential readers or current fans to miss […]

Writing Advice not Eye-Stabbing

Here’s Randy Ingermanson’s writing advice to himself before he became rich and famous. At least it’s the advice he would have given himself when he was young and inexperienced. It is from Jerry Jenkin’s blog. You get good at writing by following these three simple steps: 1) Write a lot. The more you write, the […]

Websites and Individuality

by Genevieve Fosa There are a few websites where I like to keep a fairly constant finger, plus my novel writing, which is one of the reasons for all the online publicity that I am beginning to do. Beating my own drum is never easy. Especially when I was carefully taught to keep it hidden […]

That Pesky Critic of Writers

by Gina Burgess Listen. What did you just tell yourself? Mine just told me to go get coffee. I did. Then I thought of several other things I needed to do besides write this article. Something in the back of our minds tries to push us away from creativity and great things to help others […]

Sell Your Books: No Guarantee

by Tom Blubaugh There are numerous voices out there in the literary marketplace that profess to have the latest and greatest methods for you to sell your books. Some even try to give you a guarantee. Beware. Before you make an investment in a program, product, or professional, I suggest that you do the following. […]

The Writer’s Cuppa Joe: Marketing that’s Achievable

By Whitney McKendree Moore As an author, my mind was pretty much clamped shut on marketing until Tom Blubaugh bravely said, “Marketing is just reaching out to share what you have been given. That changed everything for me. Suddenly it was about sharing “my bread” with others who hunger for it. My bread is for […]

Pricking the Reader’s Heart

By Gina Burgess I put a book down to get some water, and found myself praying for one of the characters. Now THAT is character development. He wasn’t even the main character! I needed to analyze it and see why my heart was pricked so by that character. Georgette Heyer could sometimes elicit in me […]

Why keep your genre a secret?

By Tom Blubaugh   An author’s genre is a well-kept secret, at least in the world of social media profiles. That raises this question: Why make it so hard for readers and authors to find what genre you write?  Suppose you write Sci-Fi—a very popular genre. However, just saying Sci-Fi is too broad. Amazon has […]

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