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How To Feel Like Writing Again

Guest post by Ryan Lanz We’ve all felt it at one time or another. The story loses its shine and you’re left with a half-completed story. Why does this happen, and how do you continue? For a lot of writers, this is the mid-point of the story, but truly, it can happen at any point. […]

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5 Things Authors Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Guest post by Jordan Hansen Writing is generally a pretty solitary thing. You get your coffee, your laptop, and a comfy chair, maybe you put on a highly curated playlist, and you go. Because writing is so personal in nature, it’s not usually considered a task that can be shared. While I would agree with the […]

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What Makes a Reader and Character Connect

Guest post by Ryan Lanz How does a reader connect with a character? This is a well-debated question, and one that many authors have asked themselves. It can mean the difference between a novel’s life and death. “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more […]

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How to Market Your Books Online

Guest post by Rex Stevens Your book is finally finished, but your job isn’t over. Now it’s time to promote your book and watch those sales numbers climb. Social media can help you spread the word, but social media alone can’t get you to your goal. What you need is an author’s website devoted solely […]

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Taking Feedback: What to Do with Your Edit Letter

Guest post by Jeff Seymour It’s here, and by God, you wish it wasn’t. It’s like Christmas morning, if what Santa dropped off was a point-by-point list of everything you’d done last year that he liked and disliked, with special emphasis on the things you weren’t sure were good or bad but decided to take […]

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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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