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A Hybrid Writer’s Journey

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    A Hybrid Writer’s Journey

Like probably everyone reading this blog, I always wanted to be published. And, like most if not all of you, I had very unrealistic notions of what this meant. Published authors are famous! They are rich! I’ll sell one book and Make It Big! Everyone will read and adore my short stories! Needless to say, reality found me soon enough. I did have some success along the way. I’ve sold over two dozen short stories to paying markets […]

Author Interview: Corbie Mitleid

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    Author Interview: Corbie Mitleid

This week I’ve got an interview with author Corbie Mitleid. After many years of writing for other universes (graphic novel series Elfquest) and appearing in other books as a psychic medium and channel, Mitleid has plumbed her own life experiences to write Clean Out Your Lifecloset. Her new book turns the idea of self-help gurus on its ear by encouraging the reader to write the book with the author.   When did you decide to […]

Two Common Book Marketing Mistakes Authors Make

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    Two Common Book Marketing Mistakes Authors Make

Today’s authors bring a wide range of experience to support their books. Some are business executives with years of marketing and brand advertising behind them, while other authors cringe at the thought of self-promotion. The first of major book marketing mistakes that I frequently see authors make, is forgetting to define and focus on a layered target audience. Reader targeting is an essential piece of any book marketing plan. To overlook it or ignore it […]

Building Your Author Brand

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    Building Your Author Brand

If you haven’t yet done so, one of the first steps you’ll want to take on your journey toward becoming a successful self-published author is to decide if you will create a presence, build an author brand and publish under your own name, or if you will use a pen name. Many authors choose to publish their work under a pen name and here are a few of the reasons you might choose to do so: […]

The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You

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    The Three Biggest Surprises Your First Book Will Spring On You

When I began writing my first book, I had no clue what I was doing. I had an idea for a story and a longing to become an author. I was pregnant with my blended family’s fourth child when I started writing and I naively assumed, being a professional writer and all, that the book and the baby would be finished at about the same. My son was 13 when Shades of Teale was finally […]