Will The Learning Curve Never End?

A couple weeks ago I quietly released A Thousand Tombs, Book #4 in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series. There was no cover reveal, no book launch party, no big announcement. Why? Because I’m not convinced that taking time away from writing to do any of those things is worthwhile until I have a fanbase of […]

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How To Build A Perfect Blog Post

I’m a formula person. Creating a standardized process that takes the speculation and confusion out of repetitive tasks works well for me. I also apply this theory to writing blog posts. Why? Because I’ve found if I build every post according to a sensible, pre-established format based on best practices, it cuts down on writing […]

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Tips For Vetting A Book Blogger’s Platform

We all know it’s necessary for self-published authors to rack up book reviews – hopefully good reviews, and a lot of them – to help sell our titles. The problem, as we’ve discussed before, is that reviews are getting harder to come by, so we need to allocate time to seek out and query book […]

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Overcoming Problems: Short & Sweet Thought Of The Week

Okay! This post won’t take a minute to read, but should help start your week off right. When your day (week/month/year) starts with a plop instead of a bang, how do you cope? Do you wallow, cry, hang out in your pj’s and rant about your problems on Facebook? Nah. You’re a smarty-pants. You do […]

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Best Websites For Self-Published Authors

I often receive messages from new authors, lamenting the fact that they’ve written books and are struggling to get attention for their work despite repeated attempts to market their (one or two) stand-alone novels. News flash: I have no secret formula to overcome this issue. Neither does anybody else. What I do have is a […]

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Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck?

Hosting guests on your blog – and guest posting on other blogs – is a great way to get your name out there in the blogosphere. But it works best if you create a plan and follow it. I’ll break down what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. Guest posting as a marketing strategy Sharing […]

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