Category Archives: tips

Guest Post by Kay Winders

Tips for Creating a Successful Writers’ Group  by Kay Winders A writer’s group is a great tool for helping you grow as a writer. A good group can hold you accountable for producing more work, can inspire you to do … Continue reading

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Interview with Aggie Villanueva, author of "Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers"

With the exception of five days, Aggie Villanueva’s new book Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers hit immediate Kindle bestseller in three categories, and held steady in 1-3 categories for over 13 weeks. I’m delighted to have Aggie as a guest … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Aniya Wells

Got the Post-College Doldrums?  4 Tips for Transitioning into the Real World by Aniya Wells If you received a bachelor’s or more advanced degree in the past five years, you’ve probably at some point experienced the post-university blues. Of course, … Continue reading

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Piece published on Divine Caroline!

Just a quick post to let you know I have a piece published on the Ladies Home Journal blog “Divine Caroline” … I’d love if you took a moment to check it out and, if you like it, click the … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Beth Erickson

Not in the Mood to Write? Do this. by Beth Ann Erickson It’s inevitable. You’ll come to a point in your career when you don’t feel like writing. You sit down, you try to force the words to come but … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Aggie Villanueva: Avoid Passive Writing!

Our friend Aggie Villanueva was kind enough to share this great video post about avoiding passive writing. Enjoy! About Aggie: A published author at Thomas Nelson before she was 30, Aggie Villanueva published Chase the Wind, and Rightfully Mine, both … Continue reading

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Book Promotion Tips: Guest Post by Karen Cioffi

Book Promotion: Creating an Informational Funnel By Karen Cioffi When thinking of book marketing, there are a number of rungs on the marketing ladder. The first involves creating a quality product, in this case a book. You want a book … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Mark Davies

3 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Writing I’m one of those people who stumbled into the writing business serendipitously, so when people ask me for tips and pointers on how to write, I’m stumped. In my book, writing … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Garasamo Maccagnone: Promote Your Book With Video!

Today we have the pleasure of hosting the book trailer for Garasamo Maccagnone’s recently released novel, St. John of the Midfield. Along with Garasamo’s trailer, this article by Maccagnone offers some suggestions for how to use YouTube for marketing your … Continue reading

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Settling in at Purdue! My Tips for Embracing Changes in Your Life

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA on this blog the past week. I moved cross-country from my beachside California hometown of Ventura to Lafayette, Indiana — my new home for the next three years while I pursue my M.F.A. in … Continue reading

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