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Month: September 2017

How to Set up a Facebook Author Page

How to Set up a Facebook Author Page

This blog is pretty short and simple. This is part of the “How to” when it comes to marketing your book and yourself as an author. Facebook allows you to create something really cool. It’s called an “Author Page”. This is really helpful because this is not just a profile where you share stuff with all your friends, this is a page which tells about you specifically as an author and allows people to “like” and follow your page. NOTE: …

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Six Ways to Receive Feedback Well

Six Ways to Receive Feedback Well

As a follow-up to Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback, I wanted to share six great ways to show you do want feedback and to help you make good use of the time with your “Feedbacker”. I’m sure that’s a word. Don’t look it up. I strongly believe that good feedback on my writing is like gold. It’s often rare, but it is so precious. I have valued the feedback from people more than I can express. Sometimes they…

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Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback

Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback

Feedback is hard to take. Let’s be honest about that. When you pour your heart and soul into your writing, you want it to be absolutely perfect right out of the gate. The idea that someone could find something less than stellar with what you’ve written is upsetting to say the least. Maybe even earth shatteringly horrible. But, feedback is necessary. Your writing may have some serious problems with it and we all know deep down inside that feedback from…

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Setting Writing Goals Part II

Setting Writing Goals Part II

In the first half of this blog, Setting Writing Goals Part I, we walked through the first three criteria I would recommend for goal setting: achievable, clear and definite. In this post we’ll explore the other two (considerate and satisfying) as well as walk through what this looks like in short and long term goal setting. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and continue from where we left off! Your goals need to be… 4. Considerate Keep in mind…

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Setting Writing Goals Part I

Setting Writing Goals Part I

One of the challenges a writer faces is the simple matter of getting at it. You intend to write. You want to write. You set out to write. You don’t write. Been there? Perhaps your thoughts are disorganized. For a helpful blog on software to assist you in organizing your writing, check out my blog about yWriter and Scrivener. You can also check out Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing. You may, however, already have all the software you…

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Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing

Five Great Tools to Help Your Writing

Just recently I blogged about some of the really helpful writing software available out there. We explored a few different options, but focused in on yWriter and Scrivener. Check out that blog to help you get started with some great, affordable software specifically designed for writers. Looking beyond the writing software, there are some great apps out there which will help you organize your thoughts and focus in on your writing. In this blog, I want to explore some of…

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How to Pick a Fabulously Fun Font Type for Your Book: Part II

How to Pick a Fabulously Fun Font Type for Your Book: Part II

Alright, for Part II of our look at picking a fabulously fun font for your book, we want to consider Monospace fonts as well as talk a bit about Cover Fonts and then put this all together.  I hope the truth bomb that you have been hit with (that fonts actually matter) has been a wonderful experience for you.  🙂  In Part I, we looked at the difference between Serif and Sans Serif.  To Check out Part I of How…

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How to Pick a Fabulously Fun Font Type for Your Book: Part I

How to Pick a Fabulously Fun Font Type for Your Book: Part I

Let me lay a truth bomb on you. This blog post is about Font Types. This is a truth bomb because it is likely devastating to your world view to hear someone suggest that Font Types actually matter. I am sorry for crushing your world. Font types do matter and there are accepted Font Types for the body of your book, for chapter titles and for headings. There are also unacceptable ones. If you use an unacceptable one, someone may…

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