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What Fiction Writers Can Learn About Marketing from Non-Fiction Writers

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Marketing fiction can be more challenging than non-fiction. You can make it easier by adopting techniques used by non-fiction writers. Yes, these marketing methods work for novels, too. Tie your book to a hot news story. One client’s novel about the oil industry came out right when gas prices were spiking. He used that as […]

Editing Resources for Writers

Making your manuscript the best it can be is a critical step in your book’s success. We can not recognize all of the issues in our own work, so it is important to hire a professional to edit your book before you self-publish it or submit it to a publisher. (No, it is not the […]

Words are, like, important?

Anyone who appreciates the beauty and utility of language will enjoy this poem by Taylor Mali. There are people who will tell you that the meaning is what matters, not the way it is expressed. But when words are used carelessly and incorrectly, how do we know what the speaker or writer is trying to […]

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Press Releases and the Search Engines

Google is cracking down on press releases – and that’s a good thing! Google wants to present information that people are searching for. That’s their mission. They want to do everything they can to prevent people from manipulating their results. That’s good news for people who are actively searching for your products and services. Google’s […]

Writer’s Block is A LIE

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Let’s go through a common event, one that we all have experienced. A police officer has pulled up behind you. Lights flashing, that crunch-crunch-crunch as he stomps his way over the asphalt. Your window is already open ’cause you know the drill, and your butt is clenched so tight an onlooker would think you’re three […]

Is the Press Release Dead?

Does Santa Claus exist? Is the press release dead? These questions come up every year. While the existence of Santa Claus has been widely proven to be true, I’ll weigh in on the other question as one of my coaching clients asked me that question just the other day. My answer is simple. If you […]

Author Interviews

Scott Keen – Scar of the Downers

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. is a young adult fantasy about two slaves named Crik and Jak, who are thrust into a difficult spot. Do they stay in the dark city of Ungstah under Kilvar, their cruel owner, or do they try and escape, knowing if they fail […]

Karen Mann – The Woman of La Mancha

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. First, let me say thank you for printing this interview. After 27 years of writing, two of my books, and , were published in the same week. The book I want to talk about today is The Woman of La Mancha, a companion […]

Herb Williams-Dalgart – The French Girl’s War

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is entitled, >. It takes place beginning in 1939; just when Germany has invaded Poland and France enters the war. Sophie Claveaux, my protagonist is an eighteen-year-old Jewish farm girl, who believes she carries a curse that threatens her […]

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