How to Promote Your Book on Twitter

February 12, 2014
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How to Promote Your Book on Twitter

You are a writer!Your writing time is worth protecting. As an author, you don’t want to get sucked into yet another social media black hole. That’s why BookBaby has put together “Twitter for Authors in 10 Minutes a Day,” a free guide that will help you use Twitter to connect with readers, reviewers, fellow writers,…

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My Writing Journey

February 1, 2014
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My Writing Journey

It is very easy to give up on writing when you have enough rejections to wallpaper a room. After all, why should we waste effort for something that may never be published? Why should we continue to write year after year as the rejections continue to pile up. But that is not the crux of…

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When Life Has Other Plans

January 27, 2014
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When Life Has Other Plans

Like most people, I started out January with a lengthy list of goals. The list included, at the very top, finish editing my novel, read two novels a month at minimum, participate each month in a book-in-a-week challenge, and write in my journal every day. There was a lot of writing and reading involved. Unfortunately…

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The Challenge of Writers Groups

January 26, 2014
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The Challenge of Writers Groups

Writers’ groups are great for different reasons for different people. Because writing is such a solitary task having a group to bounce ideas off of or just spend time with to hear them yammer on about what they are doing and the problems they are having gives perspective to what you are doing (“I have…

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5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

January 13, 2014
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5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

Writers, both novice and professional, are often plagued with doubts about their writings. We want to know if what we have written is any good. We want to know if our story makes sense. We want to know if our characters are well rounded. However, there is one lingering question that we are often too…

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Revisions — Why and How

January 4, 2014
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Revisions — Why and How

Your fingers fly over the keyboard as you start to type the last paragraph of your story. Someone calls your name but you can barely hear over the clacking of the keys and the beating of your heart. You wipe away the sweat dripping from your chin. You type the last word of the last…

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Organizing Electronic Writing Files

January 2, 2014
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Organizing Electronic Writing Files

I have always hated trying to keep on top of paperwork, but been far more efficient when it comes to organizing electronic writing files. Over the first few years of my writing life, I evolved a more-or-less foolproof system for organizing electronic writing files, which has changed only a little over the last ten or…

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Quick Tips for Self-Promotion

January 1, 2014
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Quick Tips for Self-Promotion

Long gone are the days when the only thing writers had to do was write. With the advent of the eReader and the explosion in self-publishing, writers are expected to market their book and themselves — self-promotion baby. Social medias like Facebook and Twitter have proven to be a writer’s best friend when it comes…

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Great Artists Steal, Sort of

December 30, 2013
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Great Artists Steal, Sort of

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” ~ Pablo Picasso A woman writes in a secluded room all day and submits her story to workshop the following day. The next week she is blasted for the unoriginality of her work. She ponders on how her work could have been unoriginal when it originated from her isolated…

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Time Management Books for Writers

December 27, 2013
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Time Management Books for Writers

As the year end approaches, the conversation inevitably turns to what we have accomplished in 2013 and our plans and resolutions for 2014. Very few of us have the luxury of spending as much time as we would like focused on our writing, and most of us are greedy for any time management tips and…

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Gifts for Writers

December 19, 2013
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Gifts for writers can include things like fountain pens.

Gifts for writers can be a tricky thing as all of us have different likes and dislikes. But whether or not you are the writer putting together last minute ideas for others, or you are buying for a writer, here are some ideas. Writing References What is better than having a stack of reference material…

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