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I’ve talked about markets and Amazon and publishing before.  I’ve also talked about targeting your market correctly.  The underlining question is: who is your real competition? For many independent authors, the answer is, on the surface, only one person: me.  Except this sort of thinking has its disadvantages, as almost anyone who has spent time …
I’ve always been interested in the fact that some writers will proclaim that to get visitors to their blog means that they will make money with their books.  I would assume this to be true for writers who have a large following on Facebook should, in theory have plenty of book sales under their belt. …
I will be the first to admit that self-publishing isn’t for everyone.  It’s a hard road to travel when there are other commitments in my life.  The question I am asked about what I do usually involves the concept of money. I won’t be the first author to say that I made some dumb choices …
Publishing anything is one of the hardest things a writer can do.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to living a life of writing- or publishing. It does come with a price.  There is always some sort of work to be done, and you can not simply fit back and enjoy the money.  There …
It is not enough to have a blog and a website to earn money.  It is not enough to have some semblance of social media presence when you are an author.  There is a lot more at stake than a few dollars. I have paid a lot more attention to my website in the last …
                     A couple years ago blogging was a foreign concept to me. I had read the occasional travel blog by a friend, but the idea of an ongoing blog seemed rather daunting. I also didn’t have much faith in myself as a writer or my ideas. …
Blogging can be a hobby, a pastime, a business or a a combination of all of them as a blog grows and changes.  The important aspect is: Comments. A few days ago, I  had a serious discussion with a friend of mine who has been writing, and publishing a blog for as many years as …
How to not get “Tangled” up in structure and embrace the creative process                 Sometimes the most creative and inspiring ideas come from the brainstorming that occurs when we just write. I have set a timer for 15 minutes and am hoping to write this post in that amount of time; I will post it …
Ever heard of the term “and then there are days?”  We’ve all had them, the day where nothing seems to go right and where nothing you planned works out the way you want it to, and you have to start writing a book- or doing something with it.  No matter how much you take on, …
Creativity is a lot like money for us writers: It doesn’t grow on trees… but we sure as heck wish it did! Some of this month we wanted to dedicate to the creative process and how to turn your creative ideas into something worthy of publishing.  As we have said before, not every idea is …
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