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“Maybe Writers SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff”
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Most of the time we think a novel’s success depends on good plots, great writing and engaging main characters, and we’d be right. But, as I’ve read and studied some of my favorite authors, I’ve come to realize that these talented writers invest considerable time and effort in creating real, three dimensional characters for even their minor players.

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14 Reasons Why You Should Publish a Book
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Today Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi-award-winning #HowToDoITFrugallySeries of books for writers shares 14 reasons YOU should publish a book!

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Are Beta Readers Worth the Trouble?
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Today award-winning author, Randy Overbeck, joins Reader Views to share his experience using beta readers as an integral part of bringing his manuscripts to fruition.

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“A Publicity Plan for 2021”
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2020 has been a long, tumultuous year. More important than ever, people need to seize the ample opportunities they must begin to strategize and plan ahead for a fresh start in 2021. So, here are a few key steps that will jump start your promotion and pitching skills in 2021.

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Does Your Writing Reek of Narrative Destroyers?
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A humorous (painful?) look into how narrative destroyers are out to sabotage your writing…

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Artist Draws Himself by J.V. Rivard
The Big Switch – Writing Outside Your Genre
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Award-winning author, J.B. Rivard provides tips on writing outside your genre, based on his experience writing Low on Gas–High on Sky, a nonfiction book of narrative history.

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Knowledge Sharing – Building Your Presence through Guest Writing
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have “best practices” buddies? A network of people to share and glean knowledge with? Good news, there is such a community!

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Run a Virtual Book Tour
How to Run a Virtual Book Tour
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Virtual book tours, or what we call “VBTs,” have become an industry standard for generating media buzz following the release of a book. In the simplest terms, VBTs allow you to get the word out about your book without going anywhere or even talking to anyone. What is so great about them is that because there is no travel involved, it’s not strenuous like a physical book tour, and everything is at your fingertips. And, in covid times, no one can physically tour anyway, so run a virtual book tour.

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The Art of Persistence
The Art of Persistence
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Most of us are wired to keep trying whether we know it or not. Some call it the survival instinct, and I would agree with that at some point, but we are not just surviving. Surviving is about the sole goal of staying alive, but persistence is about of staying in the race of achieving all the goals we have set for ourselves.

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First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon!
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The past couple of years we have been experimenting with First Chapter Plus to transition from a book catalog to a full-blown content magazine which features Indie Authors and the literary world. Our goal was to present the new magazine in January, but we feel that after all that has been going on this year, we needed to end the year in renewal and a positive note to lift our spirits up.

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