[Webinar] Create a Writing Ritual that Works webinar Aug 14, 2023

Most every successful writer has at least one writing ritual.

Rituals can be bizarre, like certain smells (rotten apples) or sounds (trains or the background noise of a coffee shop). But rituals...

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[Webinar] Overcoming the Barriers to Completing Your Writing Project webinar Aug 14, 2023

Are you ready to make the next push in your writing project?

Without a deadline, most of us struggle to complete a writing project. The writing project can hang in limbo for years. Sometimes even...

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[Webinar] How to Identify and Develop Your Writing Voice webinar Aug 14, 2023

Developing your voice is part of the writing journey.

And something you're always working on as a writer.

A unique voice engages your reader. 

But how do you develop your writing voice?

After...

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[Video] The Payoff of Cultivating Relationships When Promoting and/or Publishing Your Book video resource Aug 14, 2023

When it comes to book publication and promotion, a writer needs connections. From literary agents to publishers to authors within your genre, cultivated relationships are instrumental to the...

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[Tipster] The Discipline of Growing a Following for Your Writing tipster post Aug 11, 2023

I guess I’m a gardener now. I do that gardener thing.

Every morning, I brew my coffee, slip on my Adidas slides, and head out back to do my daily garden walk. 

I poke around to see...

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[Video] The Importance of a Good First Chapter video resource Aug 08, 2023

A good first chapter is oftentimes the reader's deciding point of whether or not they'll buy a book. Literary agent Don Gates encourages writers to review their first chapter. 

Is your first...

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[Tipster] How to Use Dialogue in Your Book tipster post Aug 04, 2023

I loaned my sister a book last week.

She was in a reading slump. So, I offered her a romance novel I thought she might enjoy.

The first night she read, she told me she was skimming sections. She...

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[Video] Why You Should and Shouldn't Write a Memoir video resource Aug 03, 2023

A memoir isn't just having an experience. It's having something to say about the experience.

Mickey Maudlin, former HarperOne editor, explains why you should and shouldn't write a memoir. Either,...

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[Tipster] The First Question Isn’t the Best Question tipster post Jul 28, 2023

Coach Eddie, my 7th-grade softball coach, is the reason I’m good at asking questions.

The spring season wrapped up, and my 16-month-older sister and I biked over with my dad to Coach...

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[Video] How to Find a Literary Agent When You're a New Author video resource Jul 26, 2023

Finding and landing a literary agent when you're a new author is difficult. And daunting. 

Literary agent Don Gates claims most clients come through existing authors he's already working...

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[Tipster] Research for Your Nonfiction Book Needs to Be More than Simply Your Experience tipster post Jul 21, 2023

by Dave Goetz

Experience alone is not enough to write a successful nonfiction book.

And yet, your experience is what gives your book authenticity, authority, and the ring of truth.

These are two...

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[Video] What Is Amazon Ads and Why Should You Use Amazon to Sell Your Book? video resource Jul 17, 2023

Publishing a book isn't enough to get people to see it. You have to promote your book. And Amazon Ads is one of the most cost-effective marketing techniques for promotion. Founder of "Author Ad...

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