Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

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Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

By now we all know that ebooks are not a passing fad, and that they haven’t killed traditional publishing. In fact, the NY publishing world accepted them as much as anyone, although the pricing structure is way different. (Some say that the way trad pub books are priced as ebooks MAY kill them. but we will see). Since about 2010, I have been paying attention to how things are going along. I have learned a few things too. Here’s what I have learned about publishing: Discoverability is hard-as hard as it has always been-harder than ever. Traditional publishing is still

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Striving for greatness requires practice

Striving for greatness requires practice

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury Growing up, we all had a dream of being something. Maybe a dancer in the Nutcracker, or a singer in a band. I wanted to be a famous author like the ones who wrote the books that I escaped into when my life was too demanding. So far, not famous. Not that I am not still hanging onto my dream!

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Writer Groupie Episode 37 The Entertaining King Twins

Writer Groupie Episode 37 The Entertaining King Twins

Welcome to October and the start of a whole new month of Writer Groupie! On the audio portion of the show, I catch you up to date on industry news, what’s the latest from me, and who’s coming on the show today. I will always have good stuff in the intro to the audio (podcast) so be sure to tune in either here on the blog or at iTunes. Now off we go, and on with the show! _____________ My guests this week are Margaret and Kat King, also known as, The King Twins. You may remember they came on

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Five tips for marketing your book today

What is working so far as marketing your book is concerned? I can recall a great number of things that used to work and work well. But in reality, book blog tour and Goodreads giveaways for promoting your new release is SO 2011. They have joined the ranks of things that used to work. Along with a slew of other things, like a constant stream of “my book is free” and “my book is 99 cents” on every site that would allow it. Now? Not so much. Book buyers are smarter, more savvy, and way way more into mobile apps.

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