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8 Simple Steps to Edit Your Self-Published Manuscript

February 14, 2021
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Editing is a painful process that self-published authors tend to skip. We’ve purchased books from a wide range of authors over the years. The one thing that stops us from reading them, stops us in our tracks, is a poorly edited manuscript. I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure my

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Self-Published Writers, Do You Reread Your Books?

February 7, 2021
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Reading through the Twittersphere, I’ve discovered a lot of self-published authors, and others, don’t reread their books. They write a book, edit it, publish, and archive it on their shelf as a trophy to the time they spent during the creative process. I reread my books long after they are

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Lessons Writing 10 Books in 1 Year, a Self-Publishing Experience

January 11, 2021
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Wow! I can say I wrote ten books in a single year! What Are Some Lessons I Learned? That’s what I’m going to share about this journey. I might even write a few posts about this as I ruminate on the crapshoot of a year that was 2020, the dumpster

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Lessons From a Writing Life, Sometimes the Magic Works

January 9, 2021
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One of the best books I’ve read about the writing life is Sometimes the Magic Works, Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks. The Shannara series is a popular epic fantasy starting with The Sword of Shannara from 1977, which helped put the fantasy genre on the map, a

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Have You Prepared Your Writing Journey for 2021?

January 7, 2021
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I’ve been working hard on my own goals and the lists I tend to each year to prepare for the year. We’re already six days into the New Year, and I’m far from done with my list. Here are three things I think every writer, especially authors, needs to commit

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How to Build Reader Reviews as a Self-Published Author

March 8, 2021
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The hardest struggle as a self-published author is the collection of reader reviews. Finding those readers who are willing to review is like finding a needle in a haystack… unless you use the right methods. Most people just need an incentive, but that doesn’t mean you offer an incentive since

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Booksprout, an Advanced Review Service

March 1, 2021
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In sticking with my philosophy of “always try something new”, I started the launch of Revenge of the Brownie with the addition of my books to BookSprout, an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) service. So far, I’m pleased. Launch Teams That Don’t Review Books I’ve tried the newsletter route, a Facebook

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Are You Really a Best-Selling or Award-Winning Self-Published Author?

February 21, 2021
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I can walk down the street and find ten bars, restaurants, and other food service providers who claim to have the “World’s Greatest Burger”. Signs emblazoned with those words, blink in neon colored lights to grab our attention. Occasionally, someone is entranced by the message, steps into the establishment, and

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8 Simple Steps to Edit Your Self-Published Manuscript

February 14, 2021
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Editing is a painful process that self-published authors tend to skip. We’ve purchased books from a wide range of authors over the years. The one thing that stops us from reading them, stops us in our tracks, is a poorly edited manuscript. I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure my

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