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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.

3 Simple Tips to Be More Creative

By |Categories: Creativity|

“How does the robot get out of the pit?” This is something I asked myself recently as I wrote a scene for my sci-fi novel. If you're wondering what this has to do with creativity, bear with me! I found myself stuck on a problem—my protagonist’s big problem: how to get a robot out of an empty [...]

Optimize Your Amazon Keywords

By |Categories: Self-Publishing|

Are you clueless when it comes to choosing the 7 Amazon keywords for your books? Maybe you've heard you should stuff lots of terms into the fields? Do these keywords even matter? Yes. It's easier than you think to optimize your Amazon keywords. Recently I attended the Career Author Summit (May 2020). This event was originally [...]

Declutter Your Space and Reboot Your Creativity

By |Categories: Creativity|

Now is a brilliant time to declutter, starting with the place where you spend time creating. And if you’re not creating lately, a way to reboot yourself is to freshen up your space.

How to Keep Writing Under Quarantine

By |Categories: Writing|

People who make art have more emotional resilience. It wasn't just admiring and appreciating art – it was the act of creating art. So sketch, journal, paint— even for only a few minutes a day. Practice until it becomes a daily habit. It will help you in the coming weeks and months.

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.