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Social Media Marketing for Independent Authors
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Independent authors have unique opportunities to reach readers far and wide through social media. These platforms allow writers to amplify their voices and foster a personal connection with their audience, transforming followers into a devoted readership. Engaging directly with readers through thoughtfully shared content, authors can create a community invested in their literary success. read more
The Writing Advice that Helped Me Grow as a Writer
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Today, Dan Rice joins us to share how thoughtful writing advice has shaped and improved his work. Dan spotlights his journey of growth as a writer and how targeted exercises, such as short story assignments, accelerated his development and expanded his creative horizons. With a commitment to refinement through trial and error, Dan’s story is a testament to the resilience and progression inherent in the writing process. Tune in to learn from his experiences and enrich your own writing path. read more
A FEW LESSONS LEARNED
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Today Randy Overbeck, with five novels, twelve awards, and two bestsellers in his portfolio, reflects on the key lessons learned from his writing journey. read more
NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE!
NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE! 1024 565 Reader Views
Award-winning author Nina Purtee joins us today, taking readers from the high of completing her manuscript to the bold decision of withdrawing her works from a publisher to venture into self-publishing. With candid insight, she lays bare the tough realities of the publishing world, the hurdles she faced, and the deliberate changes she embraced to forge her path to success, showcasing how resilience and self-reliance can lead to unforeseen triumphs. read more
Announcing the Results of the 2023 Literary Awards Program!
Announcing the Results of the 2023 Literary Awards Program! 1024 768 Reader Views
Announcing the winners of our 2023-2024 awards program! read more
Budgeting for Your Book: Planning Your Publishing Expenses
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Indie publishing offers writers an unprecedented level of control over their work. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, especially regarding finances. An essential step in the self-publishing journey is creating a realistic budget for your book. read more
Eight Big Reasons to Learn to Love Amazon
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares invaluable insights on why Amazon is essential for authors’ success. Dive into her expert advice for a thriving book journey. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline 1024 576 Reader Views
JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned
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J.L. Askew recounts transitioning from historical writing to penning the novel “Alaska Deadly,” drawing inspiration from a wolf photo and personal experiences. The author underscores their creative journey, the hurdles encountered, and the significance of critical feedback for enhancing their craft. read more
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer!
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer! 624 416 Reader Views
From solitary writing to the synergy of collaboration, explore how teamwork in editing and marketing enhances the author’s journey. read more