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Takeaways from the 2017 20 Books Vegas Conference

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The indie author community is strong and thriving! Do you have what it takes to make a living with your writing? Find out my takeaways from the 2017 20 Books Vegas Conference. In early November, my husband and I flew to Las Vegas to attend the first annual conference of the 20Booksto50K Facebook group. The first official [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Quit Writing

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Writing is tough enough on a good day. When you have a bad day, negative thoughts can spiral out of control. You may be tempted to give up, but do not quit writing! Faced with challenges, it seems like nothing goes your way. Rising expenses, a never-ending to-do list, a rude coworker, not enough time. The [...]

3 Simple Steps to Focus and Get on Track with your Writing

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When you’re a creative person full of ideas, you can get overwhelmed. It’s important to focus and finish what you start. Here are 3 simple ways to stay focused on your writing.

Self-publish using Smashwords

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While Amazon Kindle is the market leader claiming 74% of the U.S. e-book market, indie authors should not limit themselves to one single e-book platform. Go beyond Kindle and self-publish using Smashwords. Learn how it works, the pros / cons, and tips.

Self-Publish using Draft2Digital

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While Amazon Kindle is the market leader claiming 74% of the U.S. e-book market, indie authors should not limit themselves to one single e-book platform. Go beyond Kindle and self-publish using Draft2Digital. Learn how it works, the pros / cons, and tips.

A Simple Way to Track Your Book Expenses

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You wrote a book! Congratulations, but you're not done yet. Indie authors are responsible for designing a cover, hiring a professional editor, and marketing. As you start to engage in these activities, it's a good idea to budget for and track your book expenses as you go. I offer a simple way to track your book expenses.

How to Make a Plan for Maximum Book Success

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Writing a book? Maximize your book success by treating it like a project. Use this project charter example for up-front planning. Make your book stand out.

5 Tips to Make Writing Every Day a Habit

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Whether you want to write a book, start a blog, or create compelling web content, you need practice. However, writing every day can be a tough habit to form. Life inevitably gets in the way. Here are some of the strategies I used to write every day until it became habit.

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Book

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Ever considered writing a book? Here are 5 reasons why you should write a book. Go for it. Unleash your author. Don't wait for someday.

Are You Ready to Write a Book?

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Have you ever thought about writing a book? What's stopping you? Step out of your comfort zone; you may be surprised what you learn about yourself.