How to Overcome FOMO as an Independent Author

How Indie Authors Get FOMO If you choose the path of independent publishing, you’ll quickly learn that you have a lot of responsibilities. You’ll need to write your book, manage the editing, cover design, and formatting, and handle the publishing

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Enter the Be a Hero Contest

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a happy Easter (if you celebrate) or at least took advantage of the opportunity to stuff yourselves with chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and Peeps. Don’t worry … I won’t keep you from your sugar

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Guest Post: Branding Basics for Authors by Dave Chesson

Today, I’m thrilled to host Dave Chesson of If you don’t know Dave and his website, you’re missing out on a wealth of self-publishing knowledge! In this article, he discusses the elements of an author brand and how to

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What You Need to Know About the Third Desertera Novel

If you’re signed up for my Reader List, then you know I’m hard at work on the third Desertera novel. (Those clever readers have also previewed exclusive samples of my first draft!) To help me finish the manuscript, I’m participating

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Join the 2017 Brain to Books Cyber Convention

Hi, everyone! I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but I wanted to share an awesome event that’s happening. This weekend is the 2017 Brain to Books Cyber Convention. What is the B2BCyCon? Straight from the horse’s mouth: The Brain to

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Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags by Ryan Lanz

Today, I’m pleased to host author and blogger extraordinaire Ryan Lanz. His article is packed with tips on how to correctly use dialogue tags. As someone who struggled with this as a beginning writer, trust me when I say: this

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Month-End Update: March 2017

March has put me in a difficult position for my monthly update. I have two steadfast rules for my website: I try to be completely honest and transparent, and I try to be positive and encouraging. Balancing the two will be

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