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Tips on dealing with change for authors

Tips on dealing with change for authors

It’s 2021 and Time for an Author Do-Over … A Change in Plans
2020 was a wallop of a year in dishing out change, flowing it from multiple directions. The way you worked, where you worked, and how you worked morphed. Socializing was flipped on its head. Outside entertainment took a deep-dive. Health awareness and care dominated conversations and airwaves. Most likely, you felt that you were in a never-ending change spiral.
The truthiness is that Change …

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Author Great Things Start with an Idea—get moving

Author Great Things Start with an Idea—get moving

Great Things Start with an Idea …
What Are You Waiting For?
Five plus years ago …  I had an idea. I didn’t know how to put it all together … or execute it, but I had an idea.

Today, that idea has influenced millions of authors since I finally took the leap and just did it. Before the month of February ends, over 1,000,000 plus authors will have listened to the sage words that flowed from …

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Writer and Author Beware: Avoid the Princess Author Syndrome

Writer and Author Beware: Avoid the Princess Author Syndrome

In front of me were a newbie author and his first fiction manuscript. He was hesitant to speak as I welcomed him and then started asking a few questions.
Before he arrived in my office, I had quietly sat down and read the first three chapters to get a feel for his story and style of writing.

I knew it needed editing, but so do all books to some degree. The opening chapter had legs and moved …

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Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

Tips of Goal Setting for Authors and Book Publishing … It’s a New, NEW Year

No author plans to fail; what he or she does is fail to plan.
-Judith Briles
Snappy Sassy Salty-Wise Words for Authors and Writers
Goals-identify them … a good thing to do for any author who wants to be seriously successful!
A few “authoring and publishing” years ago, I completed and published Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers.  It still stands as one of favorites. Why? Because it is woven with quotations to kick-start and propel authors and …

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Happy Christmas – Awaken Your Author and Book Spirit

Happy Christmas – Awaken Your Author and Book Spirit

 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from my home to yours! 
This is a favorite time of the year for me. I love the lights, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace it brings. Everything! And oh yes, we do decorate and do lots of entertaining. And even though we aren’t entertaining this year, I still decorated. Nightly, we light candles and all the colorful lights. Loved …

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Author Gift for the Ultimate Book Marketing Visuals Year Round!

Author Gift for the Ultimate Book Marketing Visuals Year Round!

TODAY is the last day for what a call a Happy Dance time for authors in book marketing. Let’s snap, crackle, and pop a quick push on your book NOW to create book sales with eye candy. For this month. For forward.
Last year, I did a special webinar with CJ McDaniel using his MockUpShots program. Reaching out to say hello this week—I asked if we could make a special end of the year gift 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 of mine. Thursday is a family day–most are gathering at my daughter’s home for cooking and movies. Social distancing has been in play since the Spring and are safe in getting together, something that they haven’t done as a full group for many months. I’m grounded since I’m at higher “risk” per my doctors … my right lung was damaged from “my second adventure” in August with what is …

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6 Essential Questions for Author Book Marketing Success

6 Essential Questions for Author Book Marketing Success

How’s your book marketing doing?
Are you scrambling for ways to connect in the social distancing mode of 2020 … or are have you chosen to submerge yourself in the shadows of your marketing, waiting for a better day? A better year?
Don’t. 
6 Book Marketing Questions for Authors …
The better thing to do is ask yourself a few questions to flourish with your book position, marketing, and sales. Ask and answer my 6 Essential Questions for …

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