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Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Beat Writer’s Block

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It happens to all writers. You are typing at a clip, fingers flying across the keyboard, when suddenly not another idea nor word comes forth. Nada. Zero. Zilch. At some point, all writers hit a block, a period of congestion, a time when the ideas seem to dry up. When that happens, it's important to get busy doing something about it. Hopefully you removed all distractions before you began writing. If not, let's do that first. In case you need help with this, one of these nine distraction-free tools may be just the thing for you. When … [Continue reading…]

What Authors Can Learn from Prince About the Importance of a Will

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When Prince died on Thursday April 21, 2016, he left behind a music legacy and larger than life memories, but no will. What can authors learn from Prince about the importance of a will? Given that … [Continue reading…]

Book Marketing with BookBub is Serious Business

When the question of whether BookBub is worth their hefty fee came up on a blog recently, I decided to do a little research. I discovered that questioning the fee is the wrong question. The real … [Continue reading…]

20+ Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the Writers in Your Life

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Are you looking for great holiday gifts for the writers in your life? Here are some fun, functional, and unique gift ideas for not only the holidays,  but also for birthdays and other special … [Continue reading…]

How to get strangers asking you about your book

Writers tend to work alone and shy away from self-promotion. If visions of mega book sales, or even just steady book sales dance around your head, you've got to put aside your shyness and get busy. … [Continue reading…]