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5 Reasons Why You Should Self Publish

Tweet1. Time – you don’t have to have a long production cycle. You decide when to publish. 2. Profit – you don’t have to share your royalties with anyone else. 3. Ownership – you own the rights to your book. 4. Control – you can write about anything your want. It’s up to you to […]

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5 Top Tips for Writing a Novel

Tweet1. Write a one-sentence summary – think of it as an elevator pitch. 2. Know what you are writing about – do your research. Readers can tell. 3. Make your readers care – you don’t have to write about war and death to make an impact. 4. Don’t include everything you know – make sure […]

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5 Ways to Build an Audience

Tweet1. Create an online presence – the more social media you utilize, the more of a presence you will have. 2. Attend writer conferences – don’t be shy to meet other authors! 3. Attend book events – going to a book signing for another author is encouraging and beneficial. 4. Sign up for book clubs […]

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5 Tips on Writing About Personal Trauma

Tweet1. Write your book to heal before you write to publish – your first few drafts may be just for you. 2. Reach out to your support group – writing is already difficult, and writing about something real to you is so much more. You will  need the support. 3. Start out slowly – take […]

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5 Tips on How to Prepare Your Marketing Campaign

Tweet1. Set up a professional author website – people will want to know about you and this is the best way for you to make a great impression. 2. Write a solid author biography – this will help when preparing marketing material in the future and will give a great insight into who you are. […]

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6 Ways to Build an Author Platform

Tweet1. Define who you are – your platform is about you. Decide on how you want to promote your work. 2. Create valuable content – start sharing your knowledge with others. Post blogs about yourself, your book and your writing. 3. Connect with your readers – open accounts on social media and start interacting with […]

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5 Things to Remember When Titling Your Non-fiction Book

Tweet1. Identify your target audience – Make them want to read your book because it’s written “for them”. 2. Be as specific as possible – Use numbers to provide structure to your information, to add credibility. 3. Make your title stand on its own – You want your book to stand out from the competition. […]

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5 Ways to Get Out of a Writing Rut

Tweet1. Identify your problem – is there a particular scene that’s giving you problems? Is your plot not working? Write out your goals and see if you’re meeting them. 2. Read it again – maybe you just need to fall in love with your idea all over again. Go back to the beginning and remember […]

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6 Tips for Finishing your Novel

Tweet1. Give yourself a realistic timeline and break it down into small steps. 2. Outline your ideas – know where you want your story to go, but be flexible. Don’t be afraid to let your story surprise you. 3. Remove all distractions – get off the Internet, turn off the TV and your cell phone. […]

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5 Must Haves for Your Author Website

Tweet1. Use the book cover and a catchy headline to attract readers’ attention and give an engaging book summary to pull them in. 2. About the Author. Let the readers know about “you” and give them an email address where they can contact you. 3. Testimonials. Get testimonials from people in the industry if it […]

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