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4 Simple, Realistic Ways You Can Make Time to Write

Guest post by Erin Tolbert Whether you write romance, self-help, historical fiction or anything in between, all authors have something in common: You must make time to write. Let’s be honest, how often do you say to yourself, “If I could just find time to write…”? But here’s the thing, it’s not easy to “find […]

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NaNoWriMo is Done. Now What?

Guest post by Nikki Busch National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is over. Whether you completed all 50,000 words or made it halfway, be proud! Now that the challenge is done, there’s hard work ahead. Take Your Time The month of November likely flew by, but the time you take to revise your draft […]

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Why Authors Need to Be as Accessible as Possible

@KatieMcCoach As an author today, you know that every reader is valuable. You love your readers; you want to keep the ones who are loyal and reach new ones. That’s what promotion and growing a business is all about – reaching new consumers. That’s why it’s so important for authors to be as accessible to […]

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How to Prep for a Writer’s Conference

How to Prep for a Writer’s Conference @KatieMcCoach Attending a writer’s conference is a whirlwind of activity; meeting wonderful people, learning new things, and growing your career. It’s amazing. It’s exhausting. When I went to RWA in 2014 it was hands-down the best writer event I had ever been to. I’ve since been to a […]

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Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

@KatieMcCoach FOR THOSE THAT are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however a publisher is […]

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Hiring an Editor + the Different Kinds of Editing Explained

@KatieMcCoach Do you need an editor? Yes. This is the only answer. Every writer needs an editor. Editors need editors. Full disclosure: I am a freelance editor, and when I publish my book, I will be hiring a few editors as well. You read that right. Not just one editor—an entire team. Professionalism is key. […]

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