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What is a hidden cost of self-publishing? The time and energy it takes to write and publish anything worthwhile.  That’s one example which is a hidden cost publishing. It’s not a bad cost, but there are others which can be more deadly to a writer who wants to succeed. There are both financial and emotional …
This writer’s question from an email is simple: they asked that if they write and publish 50 blog posts and get $1 a day from that, then logically this means that by writing 5,000 of them in a short time span- a few months- they would make $100 per day.  I suppose one can’t argue …
It is disheartening to see any good author fail. It is discouraging to read that many authors don’t make their money back if they self-publish through most of the vanity presses.  When I write about money I also include time and effort. I’m not going to write about how much money it costs to self-publish …
I have avoided this debate for a while now, but with several books on the way to being published this year and next, I have to face this question soon enough.  What should I do with my e-book and should I use a DRM for this one? When I published my first book, in 2011, …
“Don’t give up just yet” I had been writing for a few years, and I had finally joined a writing class.  I felt I would do anything and I felt that my writing was good. I had paid for my online course, since at that time I was living in a fairly “out of the …
An author platform is a must in today’s world, and if you are like me, you have faced some highs and lows.  You’ve probably wondered why you would want to write a blog, when you don’t have as much time as you’d want.  You’ve heard about the millions of options out there from social networking …
Today is the day- Living a Life of Writing just turned six.  A lot of other blogs have celebrated sixth birthdays this year, so this probably makes us “old”- but given that this blog became a website, we’d like to think that this isn’t the case, there is still a lot more juice left in …
Exercise can bring out the best and the worst in a person.  It can also help or hurt the other commitments in your life.   This month I’ve made a commitment to get more active.  Normally, this is something where I would put my mouth in gear, not my feet.  I also spent some time …
Harnessing the Spartan ideologies of perseverance and the power of the human will to succeed   What does it take to succeed? Well before you get your hopes up for what this post has to offer I’ll be honest and tell you that I have no knowledge of a recipe to success or even specific …
Publishing is “simple”.  It’s where someone (you might be the one to do this) hits a “print” button or a publish button, and the result is either a physical book or a paperback book. Now that this is settled, let’s ask these ten questions: 1) Did you edit your work, and then did you have …
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