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Why Writing to Market Won’t Serve You Anymore

Writing to Market isn’t quite as divisive as Wide versus KU, but it comes close. Mention Writing to Market to a group of indie authors, and you’ll witness a heated debate spring to life almost immediately.  Sometimes full-blown arguments can break out. For the record, I’ve never written to market.  Not because I’ve ignored the […]

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How to Review Your Business & Plan for This Year

One of my terrible tendencies is that I’m a relapsing/remitting Perfectionist. So, writing about planning for the new year, in the New Year, instead of December 2023, makes me itchy and uncomfortable. Because planning now, my perfectionist brain argues, ruins the year. The year has already started, and now it’s already a mess because the

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8 Industrial-Weight Tips to Maximize Your BookFunnel Promos

Take Advantage of This Fantastic Discoverability Tool Do you do BookFunnel?  If you do, are you participating in the BookFunnel (BF) promos?  You should—they’re one of the most effective tools for discoverability, and they can build up your email list quickly, if that is a priority for you.  If you are not yet using BookFunnel,

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The Case For and Against Keeping Notebooks, Part II

This is a two-part post.  Part 1.  Part II. _________________ Last week, I talked about the benefits of keeping notebooks.  This week, I’m looking at whether you should even bother keeping notebooks, this day and age. First up, the arguments against notebooks.  Why you shouldn’t keep notebooks. Clutter Bins Steve Pavlina, a long-time lifestyle blogger,

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The Case For and Against Keeping Notebooks, Part I

This is a two-part post.  Part 1.  Part II. _________________ Lately, I’ve come across a few separate opinions on the worth of notebooks for writers that I found interesting.  They made me reflect upon the usefulness of notebooks for writers in this hyper-connected, fast-progressing and digitized era. What are notebooks for writers? It might seem

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Sneak Peek: Excerpt from The Productive Indie Fiction Writer

Sneak Peek: Excerpt from The Productive Indie Fiction Writer We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of The Productive Indie Fiction Writer on Stories Rule Press (which is my bookstore). Here’s a look inside the book. Excerpt from The Productive Indie Fiction Writer: Strategies for Writing More, Earning More, and Living Well. 

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A Productive Indie Book!

A Productive Indie Book! Last month, I took a bit of a break, and also mentioned that I was working on something that I would tell you about soon. As the image, above, has probably told you, that something is the first PIFW book. I’ve been getting back to a more productive writing schedule, and

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