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The Art of the Blurb
August 14, 2017 Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

Have you ever been told to send a potential agent/publisher/pa a blurb of your story? The first time I heard this, my fingernail scratched my temple. “Huh? Say what? A blurb?” I never heard of this before, so off to google I went. Here’s what I learned: most blurbs start with “When.” Blurbs are generally
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How to Plan a Marketing Schedule
May 28, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely authors! The key to success as an author: strong marketing! The first step to that is having a marketing plan. Every year, I spend from Thanksgiving until Christmas putting together my annual business plan, and one of the key elements of that business plan is the marketing.  If you didn’t do this yet,
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How to Use World Building When Planning Your Marketing Strategy
May 18, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Authors, We’ve had some great posts the last few weeks on world building! From World Building: an Intro for the newer writers among us, to World Building for Specific Genres.  There will be more great posts to help you get along with your world building, but did you know that you should use world
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Diversity in Publishing and Marketing
May 6, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

  Many non-writing people think publishing is pretty much a linear process.  You submit the book; the publisher prints it.  Only authors understand the myriad of decisions one makes when taking your manuscript to print, marketing that print, and the image you present to the world. With Crystal Unicorns, I started with self-publishing and a
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Diversity in Character and Setting
April 29, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

One of the first pieces of advice writers get is write what you know….where’s the fun in that? If we don’t expand our horizons, research new things, then how are we to grow as writers and as humans? Still, if you are going to be more diverse in character or setting, do your research. I
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Professional Obstacles for the Writer
April 17, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

So far we’ve covered Personal and Psychological obstacles authors face. This week we move on to the third P… Professional obstacles. How do I get noticed? Why do I keep getting rejected? Marketing? How do I do that? This takes so much time. Why bother trying for an agent or publisher? Do I have to go
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Instagram Tips for Authors
February 27, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

  This month’s focus is editing but I just have to get at least one more marketing piece in before I jump over to the new topic:  Instagram. Now this medium is new to me so I am learning along with you. BookMarketingTools.com has an interesting article and I’m going to share parts along with my
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Tips to Maintain a Consistent Author Brand
February 23, 2017 Writing Advice A.L. Mabry

“Personal brands have become anvils on which great businesses are forged” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive Sometimes it is easy to get locked into a narrow view of what your brand means and who your audience is. With this article, we hope we can expand your vision as we look at how to maintain a consistent
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The Stress of Not Writing
February 20, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

Stress, in general, is the reaction of the body to intense conditions around it. Could be physical, mental, or emotional. I’ve read dozens of articles about the stress of writing but none on the stress of NOT writing.  It exists and can be a huge source of depression and anxiety. Here at OurWriteSide.com, I have
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The Business of Writing: Event Marketing & Networking
February 16, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

February on OWS is all about The Business of Writing. It is the hardest part about being an author. The writing is easy, right? We love it. It’s why we became authors in the first place! But the business end is HARD. Two of the hardest parts for most authors are A. Marketing and B.
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