• How to Publish Your Novel (The Right Way)

    How to Publish Your Novel (The Right Way) The majority of the clients I work with have decided they want to self-publish their book, which is no big surprise, considering the whopping increase in the number of self-published novels compared to several years ago. The indie author industry is growing, and it shows no sign […]

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  • Query Writing 101

    Query Writing 101 There are a million different blogs, articles, etc. on writing a proper query, so I’m sure you’re thinking, “Here we go…yet another supposed expert on writing queries is going to tell me what I already know.” True, maybe some of what I’m about to tell you may be repetitive, but I wanted […]

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  • Top Resources for Authors

    When I was creating my new website, I wanted to be sure to include a page that provides resources for authors so they can find almost anything they need in one central location. I’m proud to say that, pending a few more resources I need to add (anyone know a good PA?), I have an […]

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  • Want To Be A Successful Author?

    Want To Be A Successful Author? If you’re like me, you spend forty hours plus per week sitting (or standing) at some stressful nine to five gig, working your butt off for little pay and less appreciation, all the while dreaming about the day you can quit the rat race and spend all day every […]

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  • Write Your Best Book Podcast is Here!

    Write Your Best Book Podcast is Here! Today, my new podcast, WRITE YOUR BEST BOOK, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play. It’s a brand-new podcast created with authors in mind. Every Friday, I’ll cover topics ranging from writing, editing, publishing, and even marketing your books. I’ve been blessed to have commitments from […]

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  • How to Self-Edit Your Book (and other writing content)

    How to Self-Edit Your Book (and other writing content) There are a few different options authors have when searching for a way to help them self-edit their books.If you’re working in Word, you can use the built-in “checkers” by either running them once you’ve finished your document or by letting it run in the background […]

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  • How to Create Professional-Looking Promos for Your Book!

    How to Create Professional-Looking Promos for Your Book! You guys may have noticed me posting more and more promo images lately. And maybe you wondered who I hired to design them. While I have a very dependable and loyal designer (Ashley Byland – Redbird Designs) who handles most of my “major” design projects, I don’t […]

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  • Why do I need an editor anyway?

    Why do I need an editor anyway? Writerly Friends,So you’ve finished your novel after weeks, months, or even years of hovering over your laptop and ignoring everyone and everything else in your life outside of your fictional world and the characters you dropped into it. Great. You’re ready to upload it to Amazon. Right? Wrong. […]

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  • What do editors do anyway?

    What do editors do anyway? So you’re interested in hiring an editor to polish your manuscript before you publish it or submit to an agent. But you’re not really sure exactly what they do, how they work, or how to know if they are qualified enough to help you. Let’s start with the basics.What is […]

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