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BC Brown

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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What Consistency in Social Media Marketing Really Means

Consistency. It’s the $65,000 word when it comes to social media marketing. Readers/fans anticipate that once they start hearing from you, they will keep hearing from you. It’s your job to continue to deliver. At a recent book marketing lunch, several authors bemoaned the necessity for social media marketing. They had tried it; it didn’t […]

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How to Read A Book Every Week (Minimum)

“I want to read more!” Having time to read isn’t something precious to be put on a pedestal and admired. Reading a book every single week is not as difficult as many people make it seem. I’m not special. I don’t read hundreds of books each year. But I do manage to consume one to […]

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From The Writer’s Pack: Meet My Inspiration

I am an animal lover. It’s true. The first “people” I meet when I visit someone’s house or go to a party are the animals. I spend a good deal of time with each, learning their names, greeting them slowly and gently. It actually distresses me when an animal doesn’t seem to like me, while […]

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Author’s Book Marketing Guide: Month 2 Pre-Release

The countdown is getting close! Are you able to breathe? Hopefully with the homework we’ve laid out in Months 6, 5, 4, 3 of the pre-release plan, the only nervousness you feel is the excitement of your new book almost ready for a booming and successful start! This month is all about “priming the pump” […]

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How to Balance Between Personality and Brand

  As writers we walk a fine tightrope over a pit of starving lions. Let’s forget about all the things we know we’re supposed to be – wordsmith, promoter, editor side-show barker – and go onto the things most people don’t think about. People want Professionalism out of authors. People also want sass out of […]

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