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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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21 Ideas for 21 Days of Writing

  It takes 21 days to MAKE or BREAK a habit. I bet we all have a lovely list of habits to break, but what about the good habits? What about the habit of writing everyday? If all it takes it 21 consistent days to form a good habit of writing everyday, then we can […]

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Should You Self-Publish or Go the Traditional Route? How Do You decide?

This question has been asked hundreds, even thousands of times over the last few years, and today with the self-publishing market as strong as it is, it’s a good question to STILL be asking. Should you self-publish or go the traditional route? And how do you decide? Both options are equally viable. You can be successful […]

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6 Reasons Why Internships are Important in Determining Your Ideal Career Path

This post originally appeared on the Superstition Review website: http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/ in April 2013. I wanted to share this post here for anyone currently in high school or college, or even out of college, trying to find their way into the right job, or at least, the right job path. Until my internships with Superstition Review, Ellechor Publishing, and […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for the New Year: Guest post by Meaghan Gallant

Today I have the honor of hosting guest blogger, Meaghan Gallant of invokingjoy.com. In this guest post Meaghan discusses how she will prepare for 2014. How will you? If you are interested in guest blogging on any topics related to publishing, writing, goals, and inspiration, (or just something fun!) email me at info@katiemccoach.com. 3 Ways to Prepare […]

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7 Steps to Take After “Winning” NaNoWriMo

So you’ve completed your 50k words for NaNoWriMo and feel like you will never type again.  Now that you have just written a book (holy cow you just wrote a book!) what’s next? Put it away! Do not look at your book, open it, read it, send it to anyone, etc. Put that thing away […]

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