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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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New Year’s Resolutions
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It is finally 2021! Division or not I think we all are together on the excitement of moving away from 2020. But what type of New Year’s resolutions should we have after going through last year?

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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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Long Books vs. Short Books
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As a kid, I took a lot of pride in reading big books. Most of my favorites were absolutely massive tomes, and I could finish them within a few days. As an adult, the amount of time I’m able to spend reading has definitely been cut down, but I still really enjoy long books.

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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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Need-To-Know Tips for Entering a Literary Awards Program
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Thinking about entering your book in an awards program? These need to know tips will help!

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Finalists Announcement! 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards
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It has been a fierce competition again this year due to the amazing quality of most of the participating books. As usual we can only select a few finalists, and as usual it’s proving to be a very difficult task again this year!

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