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On Toni Morrison, Reviewers, and Other Sad Tales
On Toni Morrison, Reviewers, and Other Sad Tales 1024 576 Reader Views

Carolyn Howard Johnson weighs in on Toni Morrison, Review Publication Outlets, Book Banning and Self-Publishing bias in this must-read article.

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Newsletter Benefits for Indie Authors
Newsletter Benefits for Indie Authors 1024 576 Reader Views

As indie authors, we get the importance of having a website, creating, and maintaining a blog, and being active on social media to connect with our audience. But many of us have neglected one of the most effective tools to keep audiences connected: the mighty newsletter!

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Pitching Yourself and Your Book
Pitching Yourself and Your Book 1024 576 Reader Views

We pitch ourselves a lot more than what we think in our daily lives. So why is it that when it comes to pitching ourselves and our creations as authors, we panic?

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“True Publishing Includes Marketing… or How I Developed My Book Marketing World View
“True Publishing Includes Marketing… or How I Developed My Book Marketing World View 1024 576 Reader Views

I have come to believe there is a right way to publish for every author and every project—not necessarily one right way—and that “right way” may vary from author to author and from project to project. The trick is to know as much about the publishing industry as possible before moving ahead on the path you choose for any given book and any given author’s personality.

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To Be… or Not to Be?
To Be… or Not to Be? 1024 683 Reader Views

How much do passive “to be” verbs sabotage the power of your fiction and nonfiction writing? Do they add zest and quicken the pace? Do they keep readers turning pages long passed their sleep time? Or do they dig one pothole after another on the road to great writing?

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Can Indies Secure Prime Table Placements at Bookstores?
Can Indies Secure Prime Table Placements at Bookstores? 1024 576 Reader Views

For indies, it is hard enough to convince a bookstore to take your book on consignment. Could it even be possible to get a good table placement for your book?

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The Power of Great Opening Lines
The Power of Great Opening Lines 1024 576 Reader Views

In this high speed world where we want everything now, the opening lines of your book are more important than ever. Today, Dr. Randy Overbeck shares his thoughts on crafting opening sentences to make the reader want more…

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“Listen and Learn: Podcasts for Indie Authors”
“Listen and Learn: Podcasts for Indie Authors” 1024 576 Reader Views

Listen and Learn: 40 Podcasts for Indie Authors by Sheri Hoyte, Managing Editor, Reader Views A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some of the best craft books for authors. We received a lot of great input, added a few mores sources to the list, and created a downloadable reference document for your use:…

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Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think
Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think 1024 576 Reader Views

One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they’re afraid to write like they talk. Perhaps they fear “wordiness,” but sometimes writing like you talk is less wordy.

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THE CRAFT OF WRITING – 28 Reading Recommendations for your Author Toolkit
THE CRAFT OF WRITING – 28 Reading Recommendations for your Author Toolkit 1024 576 Reader Views

Susan and I recently attended the 2022 Agents & Editors Conference hosted by the Writer’s League of Texas. It was a full weekend packed with info. Today we’re focusing on some books that were recommended on the craft of writing.

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