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Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

One of the great challenges for an indie author is dividing time between actual writing and marketing. And I would argue that the same goes for writers who are as yet unpublished. Sometimes, I like to think about giants like Joyce, Fitzgerald and Nabokov. How did those guys do it? Most likely, not at all—or very little. The work spoke for itself. But, hey, we’re talking about us. What are we supposed to do? If I had to pick one…

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Blog Posts: How Old is Too Old?

After an unexpected project, one that took nearly nine months to bring to completion, I am back to doing what I love: writing, blogging, and building. A painfully large backlog of blog posts, book plots, and marketing ideas are raining down on my brain like meteorites from an explosion on Planet Creative. I’m racing to catch all these twinkling ideas before they disappear into orbit. It’s fun. And maybe a little frustrating. Right now, I’m still in sorting mode, trying…

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Free Book: Kill Me Now! by Lawrence Fisher

Kill Me Now! is about Lawrence, a man in his late 40s dodging bullets deep in the dating battlefield while searching for the ONE.In Kill Me Now! Lawrence tries to decode the signals of his enigmatic opponent, often resulting in his hasty retreat. Why is she resting her head on her hand? Is she bored? Or is she interested? He finds himself in many humorous situations where he has no idea what he is doing and no idea how to…

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Blogging and Twitter: The Guide

Are you thinking about starting a blog, but you’re not sure where to begin? Do you have a blog, but its not getting many hits? Is Twitter a mystery to you? Perhaps, you’ve written a novel or opened a small business, and you want to find ways to use a blog to connect with a broader audience of potential readers and customers. Zero to One Million Blog Hits in One Year explains the basics of developing blog content and marketing…

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Author Interview: Heidi Hall

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Heidi Hall. Happy reading! Website: WriterGurl1.blogspot.comTwitter: @WriterGurl1 Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? HH: Overall, I would classify my genre as romance. But I like to bend the rules and mix it with humor, suspense, thriller, mystery, etc. I know - I’m a bit schizophrenic. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? HH: I have published four books to date: 2 stand-alone novels, 1…

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