Year: 2014

How to Finish Your Novel (After NaNoWriMo)

There’s no doubt about it, NaNoWriMo* is a rush. And it’s over. If you were participating this year you either made it past the 50,000 word mark or you didn’t. Yes, it is that simple. The problem isn’t whether you

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How ‘The Little Train That Could’ Got it Wrong

Short and sweet take away: Telling yourself “You can do it!” doesn’t cut the mustard long-term. Did you know that those ‘pep talks’ where people say to themselves: “I can do it!” is actually less effective than if they were

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How to Know When You are Boring Your Reader to Tears

Ever wondered why your books maybe aren’t getting purchased? Finding an agent to rep them? Or just plain and simply catching on? There are a ton of reasons why books don’t connect. Timing, luck, voice, content, etc. Some of these

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How to Build an Author Newsletter Mailing List the RIGHT Way

Do you wonder how to stay in touch with your readers? How you can let them know you have a second book out? How you can market to them in a non-slimey way? How about a mailing list? In other

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