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fiction fairies and facts

Fiction Writers Can Eff Around with Almost Anything If It’s True

  I’ve neglected my blog readers as I’ve spent a ton of time this month creating strong web visibility for two new clients. I apologize, but the new SEO fascinates me and I’m immersed. Dragged myself out of it last evening and watched two interesting movies on the same topic to see how two sets of […]

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Why You Can’t Get a Cheap Editor AND a Great Book Project

If you shop, you can, without much trouble, find a book editor (or a ghostwriter!) who will quote you, and maybe even work with you at, a really soft price. Like maybe $500 or $600 to thoroughly edit your book. Now, I’m an outstanding developmental editor—well trained, decent reputation, deeply engaged in helping my authors […]

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ontext power

Famous Writing Career Advice Plus 5 Essential Tools and a Bonus

Sometimes picking up that pen or beginning to tap the keyboard is a Herculean task.  Why do we do it? Toni Morrison said she wrote her first book because she couldn’t find books on what she wanted and needed to read about. That’s one outstanding reason for you to write a book, whether you do […]

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Seven Absolutely Essential Author’s Website Elements

This is a guest post by ebook author, Karen Banes If you don’t have a strong author website you’re probably leaving book sales on the table. You don’t need a fancy design or complicated functions. You do need crisp, well-written copy that sells your books. There are seven essential elements that can take your website to […]

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Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Why I Haven’t Published My New Book at Kindle

I’m so excited to have finished my newest digital book, AWESOME WOMAN: INVENTING YOUR OWN FUTURE. This one has been a labor of love in the authoring, the illustrating, and the publishing. I’m proud of the book design, pleased with being able to share writing that comes from a life of experiences, and delighted to […]

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print on demand create space

Simple Steps to Using Amazon’s Publish on Demand Create Space

If you’re a writer, author, ghostwriter who’s had enough of puzzling through the miasma of digital publishing options and needs a break, why not think about making a book avaialble in paper? No, really, print-on-demand with Amazon Create Space is quick, easy, and can be free if you don’t get carried away. You can use […]

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Lucky Seven Ways to Increase Your Ghostwriting Income—Start Right Now

Clients, associates, and miscellaneous authors ask me how I make a full-time income as a ghostwriter/author consultant. I’m going to tell you some of my secrets. If you put them into diligent practise, you’ll increase the amount of work you have and, consequently, your income. Make sure you know what you’re doing. Study the industry. […]

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Author solutions investigated

Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

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editorial services

Sell Your Book: Get in Bed with a Professional Editor

Authors, writers, ghostwriters, and aspiring writers debate endlessly in communities, forums, and social media sites about editors. One author will say a professional editor is worth any price—you can’t publish without one. Another writer insists that self-editing is good enough. I’ll tell you this: I believe most self- or digitally-published authors are clueless about what […]

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writers can be lazy

Advice from a Pro: Laziness Is the Secret to Writing Success

by Grant McDuling After years of writing for a living, I have found that the secret to writing success is laziness. That’s right, laziness produces results far in excess and out of all proportion to the amount of effort I would normally need to exert in the first place. You see, when I sat back recently […]

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