3 Ways to Develop Characters

May 15, 2020
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Have you ever struggled with character development? You aren’t alone. When I first began writing, I had no idea where to start. Picking up my Bart Simpson moleskine journal, I would spend almost a year filling it with ideas before ever writing a single book. There were stories floating around

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Writing What You Know

May 7, 2020
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Writing what you know is a polarizing topic likely to end in Twitter warfare. Some writer’s believe you should always write what you know. Others think it’s an insane idea lacking creativity. I tend to see things in less black and white terms. The answer to writing what you know

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Writer’s Block : Myth or Reality?

May 1, 2020
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Cruising the super highways of social media, writer’s will often find themselves confronted with questions and stories of writer’s block. Many wonder why the vampire of creativity sinks her teeth into their minds, sucking away the brain honey of ideas. How do you defeat this supernatural entity intent on destroying

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Sharing Libraries for Indie Authors

April 10, 2020
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Sharing libraries are growing around the country. These are small libraries created by residents of a community to share books and typically house 20 or so books at the end of a driveway. Why not use them to our advantage? Many indie writers have trouble gaining readership. Maybe they don’t

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Copyrights, Cover Thefts, and Cake!

December 13, 2019
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The past few months have been, well let’s put it nicely, bathing in the fires of Satan’s hot tub would have felt wonderful. We bought a car—the dealer tried to hide a faulty engine. Four conventions in a row were phenomenally bad. Artists and authors walked out of one early.

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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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