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Recent Articles

Networking Is More Important Than Book Sales at Conventions

October 26, 2020
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When an author first attends a show, they may have a terrible experience selling. Maybe they didn’t have a professional book cover. Maybe they didn’t have a series. What many often forget, is networking is worth more than those initial sales. Instead of sitting behind your booth ignoring the world,

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A Bigger Convention Doesn’t Mean Better

October 19, 2020
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You’re ready to attend your first convention. What show do you pick? As you search through the interwebs of connectivity, you find a plethora of shows. At first, you thought there could only be a few in the area. You realize there are ten, twenty, thirty… well over one-hundred shows

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3 Things Authors Need to Be Successful at a Convention

October 12, 2020
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Are you interested in selling books at a convention? You see crowds lining up at the doors, ready to spend money on everything and anything they can get their hands on. You feel like this is a slam dunk. You’d be wrong. The Illusion of Convention Success Many authors go

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When Too Many Tags Are a Problem on Twitter

September 29, 2020
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Allow me to burn this into your mind and mine. I talk a lot about building relationships. This post is no different. Anything you do on social media should focus on building relationships with your audience. Twitter provides several tools to help us build relationships. These tools are easy to

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Who is Will?

I’m just your average guy, living in a cave by day and conquering the world at night. For over 10 years, I’ve freelanced as a web developer and digital marketing consultant. Spending over 15 years in the industry, I decided to dig myself out of a never-ending void that was, and is, my depression.

I had to get creative to destroy the beast hiding in the depths of my mind. That beast cowered in fear as I wrote, created artwork, and actively utilized my exploding imagination. In that process, I created work people actually wanted to buy…

How about that?

At the beginning of 2018, I began researching successful authors and how they market. One thing was for sure, I wasn’t getting a blood sucking publisher. Not all publishers are bad, but I wanted creative control or my mind would revolt, zapping me into a vegetable like state.

Nobody wants that.

So, I researched, tested, and succeeded. As I sold my books, authors would continuously ask, “How did you do this? How about that? What about this?” I realized there’s a need to put my ideas and thoughts into a self-published resource site.

That’s what I plan on doing.

If you are interested in supporting me, finding the site useful, or maybe you want to watch me and my assistant, Chirpy McNutters, talk about writing, mythology, and more… head over to my Patreon for all kinds of rewards. You can also click on the friendly resources I have listed. Many will give me credit, helping me support this website and my creative journey.

Most of all, I hope you find the site useful. If you ever find a resource you think authors need—or need to avoid—let me know.

If I post yours, I’ll even include your info provided you were the first to send it in.

We succeed when we all succeed. 

Happy writing!

– Will O’Shire
AKA Willow Shire

Both are pen names, although I have shed my original skin and become Willow Shire, Conqueror of Worlds… okay, maybe not “of worlds” but “of something”.

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