Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Beginnings…. Happy New Year

My word for 2012 is deliberate. Here’s to a deliberate and thoughtful new year of good writing, kindness, good friends, good health and peace.

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The writing industry is changing… keep informed.

Before you write and while you’re writing, it’s important to keep track of what’s going on in the book industry. It always has been important, but right now, big things are happening, and it’ll help you make good decisions regarding … Continue reading

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A little more about promoting your book… indirectly.

So many times, when I go on writer’s profiles to decide if I want to follow their tweets, I find tweet after tweet saying, “Buy my book…” Does that work? Probably not. It’s time for writers to realize that hitting … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the New Year… What are your priorities?

Yesterday was Christmas. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Personally, I’m glad it’s over. Always after a big holiday, I ‘m ready to get back to the business at hand. It’s only natural to use the time between … Continue reading

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Have a wonderful holiday!

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Selling your book without resorting to hard-sell tactics.

If you’re a writer and have a book you are trying to sell, your blog can help you in many ways. You can post the book cover on it and tell a bit about the book to entice people to … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules in Writing

There are lots of rules that govern the mechanics of writing. So many that we have editors to keep track of them and go over our writing to make sure we don’t embarrass ourselves by committing some super writing faux … Continue reading

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Who do you want following you on Twitter?

There are many answers to the question regarding who you want following you on Twitter? Here are some things to think about when building your Twitter presence. Are you on Twitter for business or for socialization? If you are using … Continue reading

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Pacing makes your book tick.

When you’re writing, do you think about pacing?  Do you plan out the speed of it? Do you orchestrate a certain number of scenes that will zoom and others that will amble along? There are so many things to pay … Continue reading

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The way you market reflects your values

Marketing is now a huge part of the author’s workload. Have you taken the time to learn how to do it and to learn what you are communicating through your marketing? The way you market certainly affects the way you … Continue reading

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