You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here. When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people. I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say. There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact

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Five helpful sites to build online presence

Five helpful sites to build online presence

DO YOU HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE YET? I thought it would be a good idea to list a few things that are helpful if you want to be successful online. They are tools of the trade, if you will. This is certainly not a complete list by any means, but it is one that I can nod at for you. And guess what? I DO NOT GET affiliate $$ from any of them!   FIVE HELPFUL SITES ONLINE Website design If you want to have a blog, I can recommend WordPress for your blogging platform. It is the platform I

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Cheap things to help sell your book

Cheap things to help sell your book

Cheap things to help sell your book or better known as cheap actions to take to get your book noticed. Yeah, so everyone is an author these days because everyone can self publish their work so easily with what Amazon offers. What used to be a constant stream of conversation in writing circles “how to get my work published” has now turned over to a “how to sell more books”. And with good reason, too. There are a lot of books out there, folks. According to Quora from a year ago, this is the breakdown : Amazon currently lists 32.8

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The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

Self-published authors know that the biggest row to hoe ahead of them is marketing their book. The writing is hard, the editing is harder, but the marketing of that book is certainly the hardest of them all when it comes to this self-publishing journey. I know. I have been there. But I also have a few tips for you to maybe give you food for thought. First, some people might just want to know what marketing your book MEANS. In my honest opinion, it’s just telling folks about your book. It’s getting the word out. Secondly, some people want to

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Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Tof Eklund is a nonbinary transgender author, parent, and professor at Full Sail University, where they teach Creative Writing and Game Design. Their interests include fantasy, romance, comics, videogames and RPGs. Tof is currently editing RPG book The Unconventional Elf (sequel to The Unconventional Dwarf), and working on a videogame set in the world of Autumn Harvest. In this episode, we discuss their book, Autumn Harvest Maiden, being a parent, and being genderqueer(a form of transgender identity). My little dog, Tink, decides she wants time on screen again, so she appears on the show! SHOW NOTES: We learn about Tof’s

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