Write in the Middle of the Holidays

By Gina Burgess I didn’t make up that title, Ann Kroeker did, but it is great advice. But how to squeeze it in? Oh my goodness, there is so much going on! Christmas cheer, lots of people-crush in stores, and each day brings us closer to, what I believe, is the best holiday of the
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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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History of Indie Publishing

by Genevieve Fosa In the 1700s, when the notion of publishing was still developing, and libraries were hardly ever thought of, except by a few scholars, a publisher consisted of someone who had the enterprise and the funds to purchase a printing press. He generally did this in order to publish newspapers and pamphlets. Sometimes
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The 30-Second or the Elevator Pitch

by Sarah Tun “Oh, you’re an author! What do you write about?” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. It’s the perfect opening for your elevator pitch, or the 30-second pitch. All writers should have one.You never know who you might find sitting next to you on an airplane, or riding up/down with you on an
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Determining ROI–or Success Rate

by Tom Blubaugh I was talking to an author client/friend the other day about return-on-investment (ROI). 100 % of most conversations about ROI involve money. The thought came to me that money is not the only ROI that can give an author satisfaction. If it is, then many authors would discontinue writing today since, on
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Why a Writer Needs Relationships

by DiAnn Mills Writers spend hours perfecting their manuscripts. The time, sweat, and tears that go into a remarkable writing project can’t be measured when our ability to create is always working. We live and breathe the words filling our mind and transfer them onto the page. Some say writing is an isolated profession, and
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Have I got an idea for you!

by Sarah Tun Hey, have you heard the one about….??? Have you heard this: “You’re an author? Oh, I’ve got a great idea for a book you can use… !” Or how about, “You write? Well, have I got an idea for you…!” What do you do with a comment like that? Might it be
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Entrepreneur, uh, Author Marketing Mistake #7

by Gina Burgess While reading an article on Entrepreneur about eight mistakes entrepreneurs usually don’t realize they are making, mistake #7 hit home. You can read the whole article here Mistake 7: Taking ‘no’ for an answer. Great entrepreneurs realize that a no actually means “not yet” in many scenarios. They break through walls where others get blocked.
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Journey to a Hundred: A Kid From Newark Published a Hundred Books

by Khali Raymond I read this quote on Instagram. It said: “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you.” I have been through many situations that forced me to tap into the latent greatness I would’ve never known that I possess if it weren’t for the tough times that I’ve endured. I
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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
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