Live Your Best Writing Life in 2019

If you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve probably put together a list of goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you fell short of your goals last year and are hoping to do better in 2019. Or, maybe 2018 exceeded all expectations and you’re looking to repeat your success in the New Year. …

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It Takes a Village to Publish a Book

I've been seeing a trend over the past couple of years (maybe longer) where self-published authors are beginning to cast away the title "self-published" in favor of "independently published author," or "indie author." I love the title "independently published author." Now, this isn't to say I'm opposed to the term "self-published." In fact, I use …

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Meet Author Joleene Naylor!

Today, I'm very excited to have Joleene Naylor as a visitor to my blog. Joleene is an author, blogger, and all-around amazingly talented person who I am fortunate to call a friend. So, are you ready? Let's have some fun! About Joleene (the official bio): Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine vampire …

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The Essential Self-Publishing Guide

This is an exciting week for me! For the past several months, I've been working on putting together a self-publishing guide. My original plan was to compile previous articles I'd written, but the project got away from me and turned into over 170 pages. The Essential Self-Publishing Guide is for writers who are considering self-publishing. …

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When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "It takes money to make money." This is true even in publishing - maybe especially in publishing. This post isn't going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of …

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