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It’s A Mystery To Me

Someone recently asked me why I chose to write in the mystery genre, and the answer is simple: Because I love to read them. I love to try to figure out who wears the white hats and who wears the black. And my favorite mysteries are manned by characters who are flawed and irreverent and […]

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Authors: 15 Tips To Increase Your Productivity

Whether you’re a full-time writer or a newbie working on your first novel, the issue of  speed – how fast you’re creating that opus – has probably come up for you. I’ve tweaked a few things this year and my productivity has improved, but I’ll continue to search for ways to crank out really good […]

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Direct Sale Venues For Authors

Self-published authors wear a lot of hats, and I’m going to speak for many of us and say that the most boggling of them all is book promotion. We’re pretty much always trying to think up ways to get ourselves and our titles in front of readers, am I right? So while we’re spending a […]

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The Google Play Controversy & The Opportunity Of FREE

Not long after I posted an article about Google Play, the airwaves were abuzz with horror stories about GP’s pricing policies. As noted in my article (and many others), GP reserves the right to discount books without notice or permission. Note: Many authors know to increase their usual book prices on GP to avoid triggering […]

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How To Market A 99 Cent Ebook Sale On The Cheap

Book Promo Time? Oh, yeah. As mentioned in other posts, I haven’t marketed my fiction series at all because I’ve been waiting until I had three published novels in place – and trust me, my book sales for the fiction series are nil. But now that Paint Me Gone is launched, I’m diving in. The […]

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