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Authors, You Need A Blog!

Authors, You Need A Blog!

On Sundays, I carve out a few hours to focus on the work-related items that continuously inhabit the bottom rows of my to-do list. These items play a role within my overall marketing plan, but are not time sensitive. Most of the tasks fall into the “fun” category, which, for me, almost always involves outreach […]

Blog Content: Using “Outtakes” From Your Novel

Blog Content: Using “Outtakes” From Your Novel

Currently, I’m editing two of my manuscripts. Or, I should say, “pre-editing” these works-in-progress to prepare them for the hand-off to my dear editor. At this stage in my writing process, when I have 80,000+ words written per manuscript, I end up sending entire chapters to the cutting room floor. Watching them fall, knowing how […]

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Become an IndieBookWeek.com Contributor!

Many of us writers and authors maintain blogs, those creative writing outlets which we tie into our social media accounts as a method of outreach to potential readers and, ideally, new fans. I’ve heard of many reasons for starting a blog, including: – Gaining readership in advance of publishing a novel – Using blog entries […]

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Blog Readers: International Mystery

Blog Readers: International Mystery

When I say the words “international mystery” I’m not referring to MHz’s excellent line-up of detective shows featuring Montalbano, Van Veeteren, Wallander and Maigret. Nor does this post focus on those case-cracking inspectors, Morse, Lewis, and Lynley, brought to life on the small screen courtesy of BBC. Instead, I am using the word international to […]

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Blogging: Too Much Information (TMI)
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Blogging: Too Much Information (TMI)

Over the past few years, I’ve come across an increasing number of posts from people who share a lot of private stories on their blogs.  I’m all grown up and I’ve lived a reasonably interesting life, yet I still find myself surprised when bloggers write personal, sensitive information that isn’t even about them—it’s about someone […]

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Starting a Blog: Oh, Daddy!

Starting a Blog: Oh, Daddy!

Twelve weeks ago, I self-published my first short story collection, Love + Family.  I was downright giddy seeing my words, my characters, my happy endings right there on the screen of my very own Kindle. It was tough to tuck that euphoria aside and to settle myself back into business mode, but I had to […]

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