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Keep Your Writing Goals on Schedule
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Sometimes we are lucky enough to receive a piece of advice that turns out to be the gift that keeps giving. Keep your eyes and ears open because you just never know where that advice is going to come from! read more
Doing Everything Yourself
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Doing everything yourself can be daunting. Lucky for us many professionals in the Publishing and PR world share key points and best practices to use – you just have to know where to look. read more
“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. read more
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! read more
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. read more
“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. read more
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… read more
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. read more
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! read more
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. read more