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Tag: publishing

What Chef Ramsay Would Say About Writing

The past few months have been tough. I’ve struggled with being down, depressed and stuck in a rut. The writing profession I once loved just had lost its…sparkle. In a recent post, I believe I voiced what many writers have been feeling: Don’t know about you, but I dreamed of book signings, launch parties, my …

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Battle of the Book Business: Publishing Cold War is Ending

Ah, the book business. So many shifts and changes since the day I set out to become a novelist…and ended up a social media expert, blogger, teacher and self-appointed author crusader. I’ve dedicated millions of words and countless hours of research to guide y’all through the massive changes in the publishing industry. My goal was …

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The Writers’ Journey: Newbie to Mastery

Mastery is peculiar in that spectators see whatever the professional does as ‘easy.’ From starting then running a successful business, to playing guitar to writing brilliant screenplays, masters rarely seem to even break a sweat. Same with authors. With the pros? Their stories flow, drag readers in like an unseen riptide only to release the …

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Mistakes Were Made & The HIGH Cost of Free

As digital age authors we have challenges and responsibilities unique to the time we are in. Namely, our job has become vastly more complex. This is why it is really important to get the right information from the get-go. If y’all hadn’t noticed, this blog is now on my author web site. FINALLY! So happy …

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Selling Books—The Struggle is REAL but Not New & What to DO!

Publishers have always struggled to help authors create a brand. This is NOT a new thing…