Estate Planning Basics for the Self-Published Writer

by Kathryn Goldman Nobody wants to think about it (with the exception of Harold and Maude), but everyone is going to do it. Die, that is. As a writer, part of what you will leave behind is your collected works – a body of work that, if attended to and managed, may thrive long past […]

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My HBS Author’s Spotlight Interview!

by Molly Greene I’m pleased to report that I’m over on Mystery Writer James Moushon’s blog this week for an HBS Author’s Spotlight. Here’s an excerpt: Molly, what has been your experience in giving your books away free? Have you been involved in any other type of giveaways and how did that work out? What […]

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The Writing Tsunami

by Debbie McClure When I first started writing, about five years ago now, I thought writing was the hard part. It was a challenge to craft a story from beginning to end, applying the necessary discipline to get the story written, and edit, edit, edit the finished product. That first leap of faith With only […]

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Authors: Should You Join A Box Set?

By Toby Neal Box sets are a thing with the weather warming and people loading up on beach reads. I have been asked to put my books in a boxed set numerous times and declined for various reasons, but I finally decided to try it, putting my romantic suspense standalone Stolen In Paradise in a […]

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5 Lessons Learned Between Books 5 & 6

Today I published Lock the Cellar Door, Book #6 and the latest in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series. I’ve made it a tradition to share what I’ve learned between launches (here are the posts following publication of Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, and Book 5), so here goes. Production After trying several methods to […]

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Eat My Shorts

by Benjamin Wallace Professional Author I love the short story. Always have. The Most Dangerous Game, Lenigan vs. the Ants, The Monkey’s Paw, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, nearly everything in the Illustrated Man; these were some of my first favorite stories. They didn’t have to be long to make their impact felt. May […]

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8 Life Lessons Gleaned From The Internet

by Molly Greene I’ve spent an enormous amount of time online in my quest to become a successful self-published author. A naïve newbie at first, now I feel like a somewhat jaded, slightly-more-experienced version of my newly hatched online self. And of course, I’ve learned a LOT … 1. People may not “get” your digital […]

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