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About Courtney Kenney

I’m Courtney Kenney, author and book launch consultant. Like you, I’m on the author’s journey. My focus is to improve my craft, learn new marketing techniques, and sell more books as I grow my authorpreneur business. I want to share what I’ve learned to help you become a more productive and prosperous author.

The Next Three Things

By |Categories: Creativity, Productivity|

Ever have one of those days when procrastination has you clutched in its grip, toying with your soul like a cat who caught a chipmunk? Procrastination is also Resistance with a capital R. In his book, The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield says, “Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.” He also says, “The most pernicious aspect of [...]

Just 100 Words

By |Categories: Writing|

Some days it can be so hard to write. We all feel this way from time to time. We get that dreaded feeling of staring at a blank screen and not feeling like we have any good ideas. At times, we feel tapped out or creatively empty. On days like these, it’s hard to push through [...]

Amazon Ad Tips

By |Categories: Marketing|

Paid ads on Amazon, in my opinion, are the fastest, cheapest way to convert people who are browsing into book buyers.

Problems to Solve

By |Categories: Entrepreneurship|

When something isn’t going the way we expected, we often get frustrated, blame others, and give up (or really, really want to quit). Instead, you can seek to understand what went wrong. Listening with open ears and asking for help/advice can let you change tactics fast. And recover. Even when a deadline is racing your way, [...]

The Big Picture

By |Categories: Writing|

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” -Bill Gates. What's ahead for you in the next decade?

Vision Boards – Why They Work

By |Categories: Creativity, Productivity|

The act of creating a vision board helps you reach your goals. You can create one in just a few minutes.

Waiting for Perfect

By |Categories: Creativity|

Have you ever struggled to press the “send” button on your art? Whether it's a book, painting, sculpture, or blog post, many of us struggle to release our work into the world. Even sending an email asking someone for help is hard (there's one sitting in my draft folder right now that I've stared at 18 [...]

10 Things the Experts Don’t Tell You About Creativity

By |Categories: Creativity|

Does your life feel stuck on repeat? Do you wake each morning to live out what seems like the same day? Maybe you seem stuck like Bill Murray's character in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like something in your life is missing. You’re not alone. Creativity is the missing ingredient for many of [...]

Nail Your Next Book Launch with this 1 Simple Question

By |Categories: Book Launch|

95% of authors don't know what to expect during a book launch—especially a new author. This 1 simple question--asked while you're still writing your book--can save you time and wasted effort. Discover how to nail your book launch.

7 Ways to Get Past the Saggy Middle of Your Story – Novel writing tips

By |Categories: Writing|

Writing through the "saggy middle" can be difficult. Here are 7 ways to break past your inner critic and write better, faster middles!