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Karaoke Jane, A Contemporary Fiction Novel

Ever made a bad decision while in a bar? Everyone has. But few can say they made the best worst decision ever in a bar. Except Jane. Or, as some would come to call her – Karaoke Jane. Karaoke Jane, a new contemporary fiction novel that proves opportunities often lurk in the unlikeliest of places.  […]

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Blog Marketing: CoSchedule, An Honest Review

Blog marketing done right! Content is the name of the game in today’s marketing world. No matter the product, having a blog is perhaps the easiest and fastest way of ensuring visibility in front of the consumers you want. While managing a blog is relatively easy, maintaining a consistent and variable marketing calendar is another […]

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Increase Blog Growth in 4 Easy Tips

The seduction of blogging. Becoming a blogger is one of the easiest things anyone can do. With a myriad of free blogging platforms available like Medium, WordPress, Wix and more, anyone with an internet connection can set up a blog in no time. Growing a blog, on the other hand, is frustrating, difficult, and often […]

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Tips for a Successful Book Signing or Convention

Why book signings and conventions are vital. Nothing is better than face-to-face advertising. Signings are the “executive seminars” of the book world, putting your book in front of the CEO of corporate buying – the avid reader. Conventions are the “trade shows” of the publishing world, getting your book in front of marketing coordinators – […]

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Are You Hurting Your Book Sales? Probably.

What is a brand? Many authors and entrepreneurs think a product is the same as a brand. Each businessperson starts pushing out products as soon as they have one available. But they’ve already committed a heinous crime in marketing: they should have launched a brand months before they had a product ready to hit the market. […]

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How to Find the Time to Write

“I would love to write a book. If only I had the time.” We’ve all heard it. Possibly we’ve even said it. The classic lament of the would-be writer: time. If only we could magically increase the hours in the day or reduce the amount of responsibilities we have that crowd the creative time we crave. […]

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How Would A Geek Recast Marvel’s X-Men for the MCU?

Danger Room. Activated. Simulation In Progress. Nerds are the lifeblood of comics. Nerds are also the lifeblood of the comic-based cinematic universe. Most know that I have been obsessed with Marvel’s X-Men Universe for 30+ years. With the recent news that Disney (the owners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and television shows) bought out […]

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7 Ways to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

Compassion is in our nature. We all want to help. By nature, humans are social-emotional creatures who experience empathy for others. It’s present when we watch the news, when someone in our office or school is sick or injured, and also when we walk by that disheveled person obviously experiencing homelessness on the corner with […]

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7 Ways to Get More Exposure on Social Media Daily

“I don’t know how to get people to see my [fill in the product] on social media.” Nope. Sorry. I cut off anyone who starts a lament to social media with this phrase. Especially authors. There are dozens of ways daily to gain exposure on social media. Not just from fellow writers (although don’t discount them […]

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How To Find the Right Critique Group

Finding the right writing critique group to click with is a lot like dating. Partners are seemingly everywhere with all the potential for match perfection. Much like finding the right person to share your heart and personal space with, you have to find the right writing critique group you can trust to open your heart […]

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