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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 and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Twitter is one of my favorite social media platforms… here’re a couple of tips to make your weekend.
Aha #TweeterTip #1: Are you asking your Peeps to Retweet you? Just add to the end of your Tweet: Please Retweet … Hint: if you spell out versus abbreviating (pls RT), you have a higher probability of getting a “goose” from others.
 
 
 
Aha #TweeterTip #2: Twitter allows for 140 characters which include your spacing. Did you know that if …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
It’s a glorious weekend here in Denver, Colorado. Lots of sun, no snow. It’s a Happy Dance for me!

 Be open for ideas that just “drop in” … 10 days ago, I was working on something totally unrelated, in an article buried up that I wrote last year … actually, it was an article that I spun into a chapter for a friend’s book. This time, it lured me to look it over. What if … …

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The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The Stages of Writing and Creating Your Manuscript
 
1.       Write 50 to 100 words. Congrats … that’s a PARAGRAPH.
2.       Next, string 225 to 250 words … that’s a PAGE.
3.       Depending on your chapter length—remember, I’m a fan of “short is the new black”, create anywhere from 1,000 words to 2,000 words … that’s a CHAPTER.
4.       You are on a roll. Now, expand your creativity. How many chapters to you think are needed to deliver your story …

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4 Essential Questions (plus 1 more) Every Author Must Ask (and Answer)

4 Essential Questions (plus 1 more) Every Author Must Ask (and Answer)

When in 4th grade (and that’s a long, long time ago), my teacher Mrs. Russell reminded her wide-eye students to avoid two words:  always and never.
Her words were ingrained in us and to this day, they gurgle up repeatedly in my thinking. In most cases, Mrs. Russell was correct. But there are exceptions.
When it comes to writing and books (and living), the “always” and “never” need to be tossed aside. I always ask authors a …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
Authorly is a digital publishing platform that enables anyone to create interactive, cross-platform storybook apps. Using the intuitive web interface, authors can build beautiful, unique, and powerful native applications for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. http://Authorly.com
 
No-cost photos
If you are speaking, need marketing material, website visual gooses and not have to pay for photos, here are sites to nab from—Some do require attribution, so please read the fine print. http://www.designskilz.com/free-photos/
 
Shout Outs for Webinars
If you …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for a Saturday …
 
For the DIY Website builder … Get this easy-to-use drag and drop editor that combines with your website. With Wix, you can create your own. Sometimes you may just need a page or two for a special project.
 
Try Visual Brainstorming.
For any type of mind-mapping, check out Bubbl.us, a free web application for brainstorming online for PCs. For Mac/iPad/iOS, use Simple Mind.
 
 
Send video emails.  Sometimes saying it, and seeing you saying …

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