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Let Fear Fuel You or Let It Swing You By The Tail

Here’s a little Thursday Throwback for everyone on this journey called Life! It may be focused on my self-publishing journey, but it speaks to any path that is new and scares you. Since this post, I have published two books. The second one came a little easier because I now know the process and have …

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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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So Then What?

Ok, so you manage to get a first draft completed. Now what? Well, first of all, hug a loved one and pour a glass of wine! The world is full of some-day-writers. As in “some day I’ll write a novel.” Very few of us ever actually sit down and do it. So celebrate this great …

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Where to start?

As many of you know, I have been deep into the editing phase of my second novel since January. Over the last week, I completed the formatting phase. 😊 Over the last few years, I have been asked how you do it. How do you start with a blank page and end up with a …

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