How to Get Unstuck in Writing

I’m a little stalled in my writing. This article provides some useful advice in getting through that dry spot before you finish your first draft. Where it may not help is during the editing/rewriting process. I’ve tried a few of these, and they have helped out a little. Probably the best advice I could personally […]

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Podcast: Book Cover Design Tips with Stuart Bache

Something to listen to on a Monday. How to get your book cover design right. H/T to the folks at Creative Penn.   What are indie authors still getting wrong with book cover design? Plus color theory, when to rebrand if your book has been out a while, intellectual property considerations with design, and more […]

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Publishing Trends: Tropes Readers Want

This is an interesting article for those who are looking to punch up their manuscripts, or are looking for something new to write that’s in the cultural zeitgeist. We mock tropes for being hackneyed, but if that’s what people want, you may as well find the most appropriate trope for your reader base. Whether you’re […]

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Speaking of Instagram: How to get Verified

Marking this down for later, when I get tons of followers (whenever that happens). According to Mashable, here’s now supposedly a process by which an Instagrammer can get “verified” that doesn’t include luck. The app’s designers are rolling out a new process by which a user can request a “verified” status. Previously, no one knew […]

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Clueless about Instagram?

I know I am. Can’t believe there are people out there who make money off what’s basically twitter with more pictures. But apparently, as writers, you’ll need to know how to leverage this social media app to gain followers. There’s a pretty simple formula to do this too, according to this article. 5. Use lots […]

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When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

#amwriting #indiepublishing #bookstores Trade book distributors are the guys who sell your book to bookstores and other institutions. They don’t market your book, per se, and they don’t build your audience. They will, however, help get your book into the big stores. Here’s why that’s important: The two greatest functions of a distributor are helping […]

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