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How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 45 Experts Share Secrets — Mostly Blogging

Blindsighted. That’s how I felt when my daughter asked me if I feared running out of blog post ideas. My answer: Not so far. As I enter my fourth year of blogging, I am preparing for the worst: running out of blog post topics. Like a squirrel gathering nuts for the winter, I gathered…

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5 Things Not To Do When You Get Rejected — Megan Morgan

You wrote a book. You poured your heart and soul into it and worked on it for a long time–weeks, months, maybe even years. You edited and revised it, you showed it to a few people you trust, you incorporated their suggestions and you’ve read every single word of this manuscript so many times they’re […]

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6 Editing Hacks for Busy Writers — EM Biddulph

Let’s face it: editing, generally speaking, is not the fun part of the writing process. Trawling through pages and pages of your work looking for errors and areas in need of improvement requires a lot of effort, and can be both time-consuming and tiring. Yet, it is a vital part of the writing process. Reworking […]

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Blogging for Writers: What Blogging Teaches about Writing — Ronel the Mythmaker

Last time I wrote about why writers should blog and how to set up a blog. Despite all the reasons given why a writer should blog, it probably wasn’t compelling. Let’s say you call yourself a novelist and believe the only writing worth doing is epic stories of heroic struggles (nothing wrong with that, it’s […]

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Business Musings: Expand Your Target Audience 2: Slow Growth (Branding/Discoverability) — Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Writers always believe that they can become a bestseller if they only goose their sales properly. I actually had a brand-new writer scream at me once about this very thing. Back in the early days of Amazon’s Kindle, she had “sold” 50,000 copies of her only novel by giving it away for free. “I’ll…

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Writing Wednesday: Great Opening Paragraphs — Frazzled Fictions

You’ve got a fantastic idea, you know your characters better than your family, the twists and turns in your plot are guaranteed to have your readers enthralled. You sit down to write your opening line and no matter what you do, your beginning reads like a soggy beige pancake. We’ve all been there, luckily there […]

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7 Book Launch Lessons – #1 Book Marketing Mindset #MondayBlogs — SACHA BLACK

Ahh, ‘marketing,’ that filthy word writers hate slightly less than ‘self-promotion.‘ But, marketing is what sells our books, generates an audience and builds a fanbase… So why the apathy folks? Whatever the reasons (unbridled imposter syndrome, unfathomable irrationality, a case of lost-your-fucking-mind-itis), we can’t help but cringe, whimper and cower away from saying those dirty…

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