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How A Pantser Outlines: My Method

by Molly Greene, @mollygreene ​I’m a panster at heart. But there’s no denying that outlining does help an author write faster, so I do a bit of it before each book. Outlining helps. I have to backtrack less, revise less, and it gives me an opportunity to think up cool scenes I might have otherwise […]

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What Makes A Reader Download & Finish Your Book?

by Kathy Perow Note from Molly: I include my email in the back of all my books with an invitation for readers to give me feedback, and that’s how I met Kathy Perow. She sent a lovely message after completing my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series. And yes, she told me a couple of things she […]

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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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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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Movin’ On Up

Last week I mentioned I was up to my eyeballs in Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers (they ARE magic, by the way) and said I’d tell more soon. So here it is: I am finally really, really close to getting my house ready to be listed for sale. Long-time readers will know I publicly declared selling […]

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Pursuing a Trad Published Dream

We talk a lot on this blog about self-publishing, but some of us have other goals. Meet Sue Coletta, an author who is holding out for the traditional path, and she’s here to tell you how to go about it! We all have different dreams. As long as I can remember I’ve always dreamed about […]

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How To Beat The Fear Of Self-Publishing

My friend and fellow author Belinda Pollard recently took the plunge into self-publishing, and she’s here to share her story. Enjoy! Last week, I became a self-published author for the first time. An indie. It’s still sinking in that after so many years of yearning to be a novelist, I have a book I can […]

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