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“Buy My Book Now,” said The Clueless Author

Why do some authors release a bland post when their book’s out, saying, “My book is out. Available on Amazon. Buy now!”
“Buy now?” Seriously?

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Writing Is Anything But Easy

Picture a volcano on a major hang-over throwing up lava everywhere. Picture that little girl from the exorcist. No, actually, picture Donald Trump on an angry rant.

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Useful Stuff for the Indie Author Part 1

As an indie author, I focus most of my budget on editing. One, because I want to get a FANTASTIC book out there, and two, indies in general have a bad reputation. And that bugs me. Some of us put really terrible stuff out in the world, I won’t deny it. But then again, so do many trad publishers.

Anyway, putting a high quality book out there means my budget for everything else is quite…restrained. And making a book is not JUST about writing and editing, oh no, my friends. I wish it was.

So here are a few things that you, as an indie on a tight budget, will need to take care of (besides writing a great book):

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A Few Basic Steps Before Starting a Novel

1. READ Read as much as you can. You’ll learn by assimilation and best of all, without particularly noticing. So devour those pages. 2. PICK A NARRATIVE MODE AND STICK TO IT. Look, your narrative mode is not the reason

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Posted in Editing, Publishing, Revising, Writing, Writing craft

Some Awesome Lines of Poetry with Cool Backgrounds

Boom. You’re welcome.

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