• 5 Freakishly Helpful Amazon Tricks Every Author Should Use

    You will need a couple of things before getting started with these freakishly helpful Amazon tricks: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account. If you’ve already self-published your book through Amazon KDP, then this is a no-brainer. In case you’re new to the publishing world, watch my 15-minute how-to video: Amazon KDP Print & Ebook Tutorial. […]

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  • Vetting Your Story Idea Before You Write

    Writing and publishing a financially successful book is fantastic, your readers, the publisher, and everyone associated with the project benefits. And seeing your name in print is the best. The other side, publishing a book that flops, can crush your self esteem and hurt your ability to publish additional books. So, here’s a way to […]

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  • Top 3 Ways to Avoid the Slush Pile

    We’ve all heard the term “slush pile,” often used by industry professionals to describe the stack of unsolicited submissions received by scores of aspiring authors seeking representation or publication of their manuscript. Though this is the strict definition of the term, “slush pile” has come to take on a negative connotation with agents, publishers, and […]

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  • 9 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

    9 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly –Lorraine Cregar One Sunday afternoon, I blissfully planted myself in my favorite reading chair and cracked open Mary Higgins Clark’s As Time Goes By, which she graciously signed for me the day before.  Sadly, my bliss didn’t last long, because a commonly misused word ripped […]

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  • How to Find Inspiration to Write

    How to Find Inspiration to Write By Georgia Coffman Although I don’t have answers to bottling up inspiration for future use when “we have the time,” there are a few things that I do to get the juices flowing. Visit Different Places It doesn’t have to be jet-setting off to Fiji or Hawaii, although that […]

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  • Tips for Writing a Cozy Mystery

    Tips for Writing a Cozy Mystery Guest Post by Elizabeth Spann Craig Cozy mystery is a fantastic genre for writers. It has an avid reader base, many of whom like to read as many cozies as they can each month. The readers tend to be loyal to an author, supportive, and communicative on social media. […]

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  • Screw the 9 to 5!

    As most of you may know, this past week, I finally got the chance to quit my day job so I can focus solely on my business and all its facets. Now, it didn’t happen exactly how or when I imagined it, so that added a bit of stress to my already stressful life, but […]

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  • Confessions of Literary Assistant

    Most of you know by now that I used to work as an assistant to a well-known and highly-respected literary agent in NY (remotely). I learned so much in my time with her about writing, querying, and publishing. Mostly, I learned exactly what it is that agents are looking for in submissions and what sends […]

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  • What You Can Learn from Me (and Author DL Blade)

    As many of you may already know, I’m about to launch a digital course called “How to Write a Novel.” I’ve been working hard behind the scenes for months on the lessons I’ll share with you throughout the course, and I’ve even picked the brains of some of you to ensure I’m covering every possible […]

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