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Muse-inks: The dream vs. reality (check)

On my way to London in August, I was listening to the radio when I heard Beck’s “Dreams.” It’s been on my playlist since.

I don’t know if it’s the driving foot-drum or the grunge-y guitar. 757 more words

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5 Nuggets of Gold for Indie Authors

After listening to successful indie authors share advice at the recent Willamette Writer’s Conference, where I attended workshops about publishing, marketing, and book promotion, I felt more confident than ever that it  590 more words

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Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - But You Always Do!

In May and June this year, I had the very interesting experience of getting a book cover designed.

Why did I decide to do this? Well, at the time I had almost completely made up my mind to go down the self-publishing route and I knew that, if I was going to put any money into that venture, it had to go on the book cover. 886 more words

Historical Romance

3 tips for organizing your time as an authorpreneur

Writing and publishing a book is a multi-step process…like, HUNDREDS of steps. The more I learn about what I need to do in order to publish… 535 more words

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Goodreads Giveaways: Don't Do What You're Told

(UPDATE: This post was originally published in August 2014. Since then – I’m adding this in August 2015 – I’ve heard anecdotal evidence from other authors that Goodreads has committed to a complete crackdown on the sending of private messages to Goodreads users you are not “friends” with on the site. 2,713 more words


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5 steps to building a rocking author platform

It’s been a month since my novel, The Girl From Oto, flew across the pond to undergo a thorough analysis by an editor. It should be back any day. 527 more words

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