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The Pros and Cons of Writing a Series

Happy Friday! Just a quick note for you today, as I want to share a guest post I recently wrote for author Margarita Morris’s website. In this article, I break down the unique advantages and challenges that writing a series

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Posted in Guest Posts, Writing & Publishing Articles, Writing Craft & Tips

Getting in the Money Mindset: A Basic Financial Plan for New Authors


Back when I first discussed my goal of full-time authorship (and again when I reflected on my first full year as a published author), a few readers expressed interest in learning more about my plan to become a full-time author.

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Posted in Author Business & Publishing, Writing & Publishing Articles

What Writing Taught Me About Exercise


Believe it or not, I used to be a “sporty” kid. Now, I’m not saying that I had great athletic talent (far from it), but I played basketball for seven years, tried cheerleading and volleyball for two, and rode horses

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How to Get a Great Cover Design for Your Self-Published Book


Readers do judge books by their covers, and your cover is your #1 marketing tool. For new independent authors, acquiring a book cover is a thrilling, but daunting, task. Once your book has a cover, it looks like a “real” book.

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Posted in Author Business & Publishing, Writing & Publishing Articles

Writing through Your Fear


Whether you’re a beginning writer or a seasoned veteran, writing can be scary. Fiction authors put out original imaginings that often hold deeper truths (or are falsely judged to reveal something about the writer). Nonfiction authors declare themselves an authority

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This is the Year You Write Your Novel


If you’re reading this, chances are you want to write a novel. Whether it’s a goal you’re actively working toward, a regular New Year’s resolution, or the biggest item on your bucket list, you’re in good company. Millions of people

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Posted in Kate's Nonfiction for Writers, Writing & Publishing Articles

Writers: Judge Yourself by Your Own Standards


‘Comparisonitis’ is the most infectious disease in the writer community. Can you blame us? When John’s book has 100 five-star reviews and Jane has written six books this year and Joe has landed a major publishing deal, it’s difficult not

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