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A 30-Day Promotional Plan for your Book Release by Valerie Biel

Dear Writers, I have a giant treat for you. As a grand finale to the indie publishing series, Valerie Biel, my SCBWI colleague and the author of Circle of Nine: Beltany, has written an amazing article on promoting your book. Looking … Continue reading

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How to Get Your First Kindle Book Published on Amazon by Hazel Lau

Dear Writers, I’m hard at work on the annual Write Now! Coach book review issue—which comes out next Tuesday! It’s packed full of great reads to inform and inspire you. And today’s tip from Hazel Lau, Kindle publishing specialist, will … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing The Stories of Our Lives by Scott Stoner

Dear Writers, I’m delighted to welcome my colleague and friend Scott Stoner to the blog. He’s here to talk about the value of reading and writing stories. Scott’s new book, Your Living Compass: Living Well in Thought, Word, and Deed … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider When Designing Your Book Cover By Simone Collins

Dear Writers, Welcome to December. I hope that in between the turkey, pie, and shopping sprees, you’ve been taking time to write. If not, there’s no better time to start than right now! Today we continue our Indie publishing series … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo: How to Write More by Rochelle Melander

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves. –Brenda Ueland I headed into National Novel Writing Month knowing that I … Continue reading

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A Superhero Team: Working with an Editor by Elizabeth Cole

Dear Writers, Last Tuesday at the library, I had 16 young novelists (ages 6-13) working hard on their novels. Most of the students were just beginning to tell their stories. But a few of the students had finished a first … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: Getting Your Book Into Readers’ Hands by Nikki Broadwell

Dear Writers, Last weekend, as I attended a short retreat, I meant to focus on the speaker and the topic. Instead, I found myself planning the murder in my National Novel Writing Month mystery. I took this as a sign … Continue reading

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Should You Go #Indie? Questions to Consider By Kelly James-Enger

Dear Writers, Many of you have started your National Novel Writing Month projects! Congrats and good luck! This month and next, as I hunker down to write my novel, I’ve organized a series of wonderful guest posts on indie publishing. … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo: Use this Seven-Step Method to Write Your Novel by Jessica Lourey

Dear Writers, I can’t believe it: National Novel Writing Month starts Saturday. And if you’re way behind in planning, I have a treat for you. For today’s tip, I’m featuring an article by acclaimed mystery novelist Jessica Lourey that will give … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo Prep: Saying NO and Yes by Rochelle Melander

I have a bad habit: saying yes. Sometimes I agree to do things—volunteer my time, write stuff, make food—and later regret it. When Brené Brown talks about setting boundaries, she uses this mantra: “Choose discomfort over resentment.” Wow. I love … Continue reading

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