Monthly Archives: November 2016

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors during the Holidays

5 Hot Tips for Self-Publishing and Indie Authors  during the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed… Now, “ads” are popping to snag all those who might have missed out … and guess what, some of the deals will be better than what were originally offered.
If you think you missed out on the holiday book-buying rush by not getting your book in all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday rush, you didn’t. Why do you ask? Because books are year round … holidays every month to …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
Three tips for you to do … all HOT and act on as soon as your clicking fingers will allow!
 
1. VERY, VERY COOL … Canva just released a super-awesome iPad app that lets you design with your fingers! Well, worth the price — FREE.

Non-artistic folks need templates and simple instructions to create professional-looking graphics, and Canva is what I love. The site provides modern and retro frameworks for everything from Facebook timeline images to presentation slides to …

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What I’m Grateful for this Thanksgiving

What I’m Grateful for this Thanksgiving

This week is a personal favorite—on Thursday, it’s a family day and a break from the moving chaos I’ve had—still buried in boxes and fingers crossed … the turkey gods have hinted that I may have a bathroom with the master bedroom before the weekend is over! So I’m grateful for Ventura and Rufijio as they help with moving massive amount of boxes between painting, putting cupboards up, knocking out walls and rebuilding our new home …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
 
It’s Halloween weekend … Let’s hope that lots of Treats are headed your way vs. nasty old Tricks. Here’re my three Treats to being an AUTHOR:
 
1 Writing a Book Seeds YOU as an Expert.
It doesn’t matter if its fiction or nonfiction, expertise grows. As a fiction writer, you become superb in research—whether it’s the theme, location or any other nuance. Think Tom Clancy—who did the media call in as the “go to” realistic expert when …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
 My speaking and publishing pal of many decades, Susan RoAne (author of How to Work a Room that has sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies one book at a time the old fashion way—via book stores) ranted on this blurb/Ad that has been circulating all over Facebook … love, love, love it:
“A  RoAne Rant: This is about the “paid ad” on my FaceBook page to sign up for “3 Steps to a 7 figure speaking …

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Don’t be an Eeyore-Passion counts

Don’t be an Eeyore-Passion counts

You Can’t Be an Eeyore When It Comes to Your Book!
Let’s be real … what successful author do you know who just limps along? Who is blah and so-so when it comes to his or her book? Who really doesn’t seem to care which way things go? Or has just plain lost enthusiasm for the entire project? Nothing works, everything is the pits … there’s always a problem … the book life is a bummer …

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Ready, Aim, WRITE … it’s National Novel Writing Month. Get your rough draft of 50,000 words going!

Ready, Aim, WRITE … it’s National Novel Writing Month.  Get your rough draft of 50,000 words going!

November Delivers National Novel Writing Month!
Using the abbreviation and hashtag, NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words (their minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. For many … it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or nonfiction. It’s a goal … get the draft done … just …

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