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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.

10 Things the Experts Don’t Tell You About Creativity

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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

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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

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

What Did You Do Today?

By |Categories: Productivity|

2 awesome ways to get more creative work done, in the time you have!

Do You Have First Draft Fear of Failure?

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Ever gotten halfway through writing a novel only to freak out? Discover how to break through first draft FOF-- Fear of Failure.

What is your most creative time of day?

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Is the weather warming up where you live? Here in Chicago, winter is finally loosening its grip, and the air feels fresh. To me, spring means renewal. Maybe it’s because my birthday is around the corner, but I always feel like starting new endeavors this time of year. This month, I am re-dedicating myself to creativity. [...]

Eight Ways to Get The Most out Of Your Business Facebook Page

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Confused about Facebook author pages (Facebook business pages)? Discover 8 ways to get the most out of your Facebook page.

Should You Take That New Job? 6 Questions to Ask When You Have a Job Decision

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Do you have a hard time saying “No” when new opportunities come up? I’m not talking about a birthday party invitation, I mean those big, hairy job decisions that sometimes rear their heads when you least expect. Example: I was wrapping up a big book launch for a client when, out of the blue, a former [...]

A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: How to Schedule Your Time for Maximum Productivity

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Have you ever wondered what an ordinary day is like for an entrepreneur? Are you considering quitting your 9-to-5 job and striking out on your own to live the entrepreneur life? Do you have the discipline to stay focused and on track? I made the leap to a full-time entrepreneur in 2016, and now I work [...]

How to Run a Book Pre-Order Campaign: Generate Buzz for Your Launch

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Have you launched a book and found it difficult to sell copies? Maybe you tried paid advertising and lost money, or posted about your new book on social media, but heard crickets? If so, it could be time to rethink your launch strategy. Many traditionally published authors include a 2-3 month pre-order phase. Selling copies to [...]