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Month: October 2017

Three Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Writing

Three Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Writing

Writing is often so much fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Anyone who writes knows there are times when it is easy to write and times when it is hard. When it is easy, it is nothing but a joy. Personally, I find writing relaxes me. It allows me to settle my brain down a little bit (sometimes my brain gets a little too jumbled) and I can focus on getting thoughts down on paper… or…

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Writing for NaNoWriMo!

Writing for NaNoWriMo!

It’s almost NaNoWriMo time! That sounded better in my head. Now that I say it out loud I… never mind. It makes me think of Mork and Mindy. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. I know. We have a month for everything or a day for everything. Maybe tomorrow will be National Take a Donut to Work Day. In November of every year, NaNoWriMo takes place. It’s a time when people around the world sit down and try to…

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Vanity or Subsidy Publishers?

Vanity or Subsidy Publishers?

In a previous blog, I wrote about The Self-Publishing World.  In that blog, we took a moment to see what Self-Publishing has looked like over the years, especially in comparison with Traditional Publishers.  In this blog, however, we want to explore something that is kind of half-way between a Traditional Publisher and full Self-Publishing. Self-Publishing (or Indie-Publishing) is, simply put, doing it all yourself.  You take care of editing or find an editor.  You take care of cover design or…

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When Do I Launch My Book?

When Do I Launch My Book?

One of the challenges a self-publisher faces is the question, “When is the best day/month to actually publish/launch my book?” The short answer is… on a Tuesday, on the first day of the month, but not in December. Simple? The truth is, there’s no perfect day to launch your book. There are, however, better times to publish. Publishing at the right time of year and, perhaps on the right day of the week, can help your initial sales. Here is…

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Telling People You’ve Written a Book

Telling People You’ve Written a Book

If you’re publishing a book… you need to tell people you’re publishing a book. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. If it does, sit down, take a deep breath and think it through. There are, perhaps at times, reasons to publish under a pseudonym. In that case, maybe you don’t want to tell people around you that you’ve written that specific book. Later on I plan on posting about why I specifically chose not to use a pseudonym….

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