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Be My Guest!

One of the fun things about being a member of the blogosphere is being asked to do a guest post. 🙂 Here is a post that I wrote that appeared on my editor’s blog on Monday. You should check out her blog over at Change It Up Editing! Tons of great information about creating your …

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Book Promotion for Introverts

People who knew me back in the day may be surprised that I land firmly in the introvert category as an adult. In high school, I loved to be in the musicals, singing solos center stage and dancing around. In college I preferred to sing in groups. Now, I only sing in the shower or …

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Which Button Do I Push?

Before you run off and upload your masterpiece to a distribution channel, you need to get an ISBN number and barcode for your print version. While ebooks don’t require ISBN numbers, I have always attached one to both the kIndle and other ebook versions. Some platforms allow you to purchase these through them. However, I …

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Formatting For the Fun of It!

As an indie author, I find myself trying to save money where I can. Realistically, it could take years to make back what an editor and cover designer can cost. Still, I have zero regrets about reaching out to experts to help get my project polished! Back with the first novel, I found myself looking …

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Wrap It Up With a Bow

Book covers are the wrapping on your book. A cover is the first thing about your book that a potential reader will see, and it can make or break their decision to choose your novel over another. Designing a cover is an art form in and of itself. It takes a special person to be …

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The Perfect Writerly Gift

What do you get a writer on such a momentous birthday as the big five-oh?? Why, a vintage, mint condition dictionary, of course! With a magnifying glass to help these old eyes read it. 😊 This is the 2nd edition Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, unabridged, originally published in 1934. This particular …

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Cleaning Out the Junk Drawer

I know that I have been quite firm about not setting any resolutions this year. The pressure of them always derails my best intentions. Even if I sail through January with my new-found dedication for self-improvement, the wheels always fall off the bus by mid-February at the latest. Then I feel depressed and loser-like and …

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Required Reading for the New Year

A new year should always bring a brand new stack of books at your bedside… on the coffee table… in your purse or backpack… If any of these titles inspire you, go ahead and click on the italicized title. I linked them to their amazon page to make your shopping easier! 🙂 Even though I …

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