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Book marketing: Can I ask you a question?

For some reason that I have yet to uncover, over the past week I’ve received several emails that all say [...]

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Writing tip: Save deleted scenes and language

It goes without saying that when it comes time to revise the first draft of your manuscript, much of it [...]

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Grammar tip: How to use gerunds correctly

If you’re not familiar with the term “gerund,” it’s a noun that is created by adding “ing” to a verb. [...]

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Marketing tip: Make yourself easy to find online

A couple years ago I had an interesting encounter with an indie author that inspired me to write this blog post. [...]

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Feeling discouraged about your book sales? Read this!

I receive a lot of emails from authors who read my blog, and by far their biggest reason for getting [...]

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Marketing tip: Keep your email signature clean

I receive a lot of messages from readers of this blog, which I always enjoy. Lately I’ve noticed that more [...]

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Twelve things you can do to help promote your book

I get that marketing is a foreign language to many authors, and even those who are familiar with it don’t [...]

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Writing tip: A little detail can make a big impression

In the past I’ve argued that giving your characters quirks helps make them seem like real people. The same can [...]

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Why reading makes you a better writer

When I first signed with a literary agent several years ago, she told me to read as much as I [...]

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Common word mix-ups

Today I’d like to give a little refresher course on two sets of similar words that can be a little [...]

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