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Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Book Formatting

We’ve covered how to establish a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account and how to set your product pricing and royalties in the Getting Started post and we’ve talked in more detail about the individual product details in the Book Basics post. With all that great information, you’re ready to go, right? Except…wait, what is your product? If […]

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5 Easy Ways to Support an Author

You love to read? You have a favorite author you just can’t wait until they publish their next book? Show ’em some love. 5 Ways to Support an Author Write a review. This seems simple but the truth is few readers take the time to review a book once they have read it. Reviews don’t […]

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Treading Twitter Tutorial

#this #that #???… Using social media is a great way to reach readers. But how do you know exactly how to reach the readers you’re looking for? #Hashtagging is a way of targeting the readers a writer wants. But, again, where do you start?Every time you turn around it seems like there is a new Twitter […]

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Blog Tour – MaryLynn Bast – No Remorse & One Bite to Passion

  No Remorse Blurb: Due to her unusual birth, Amber has abilities no other werewolf has ever possessed. On the run since childhood, the lone wolf avoids contact with other werewolves at all cost, continually moving, constantly looking over her shoulder and always alone. Everything changes when Amber saves a werewolf from the mere brink […]

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Research = Pound Head Here

There are few words despised by writers.  I mean, we make our stock and trade in words. So how can we possibly dislike any of them, right?  Wrong.  Words are powerful creatures that can often times when used properly strike more mortal fear into people than any action ever could.  Writers are no different.  While […]

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It’s the Final Countdown!!

Fuck me.  A deadline looms – omnipresent and depressing.  There is nothing quite like the act of completing a work in progress (hereby referred to as WIP).  Satiating, fulfilling, pretty much damn near orgasmic.  Then again, there is nothing else simultaneous to that fan-fucking-tastic sensation of completing the WIP like the soul-crushing oblivion that is […]

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Writing vs Talking

Me likey talky-talky. 🙂 There’s a common misconception that writers, since we’re so verbose and even know what words like ‘verbose’ are (and if you’re reading this blog and don’t know what verbose means, maybe you shouldn’t be following this particular blog, eh? Or buy a dictionary and actually use it – ha.), that we […]

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Cracker Jack Prizes

I don’t like popcorn. In any of its forms – caramel, cheesy, white chocolate, etc., to me, popcorn is more of an annoyance than a practical food source. And unless I’m starving or totally broke, popcorn is not on my list of food selections. So why is it that most of my childhood memories include […]

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How to Write a Novel in 30 Easy Steps

There are a lot of great websites/blogs available that tell writers how to get their work published (in very vague terms that don’t actually give specifics as to “how” to actually do it), and there are great sites that tell writers how to edit/review/critique their manuscripts. But very few sites help a writer with the […]

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Good Guys/Bad Guys

We’ve all read it, the ‘Traditional Plot’ – Good Guy meets Good Girl, Bad Guy/Girl tries to intervene, Good Guy and Good Girl overcome all obstacles, defeat Bad Guy/Girl and live happily ever after. Right? This is the age old story, the epitome of good fiction (if written well, that is). However, what happens if/when […]

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