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Avoid the Time-Suck: Market on Facebook without Wasting Time There’s no doubt about it, Facebook can be a real time suck, if you don’t use it wisely. But believe it or not, if you take the time to PLAN now, you’re going to save a lot of time later.
Taking the time in advance to define your audience, organize your information, create a publication calendar, ...
Free Downloadable / Printable Goals Journal If you need a little guidance and encouragement to reach your goals, whether it’s for your writing, your business or even a personal goal, here’s a printable journal that might come in handy.
This journal walks you through:
The process of using a journal to achieve your goals
Understanding the WHY of your goal
Setting a S.M.A.R.T. goal
Self-assessment to ...
Have Enough Content for a Book? Here’s a question that almost every aspiring author asks themselves. Heck, even repeat authors wonder this as well.
Talk to most folks and theyll tell you that they have a great idea for a book. And to be fair, any good book starts with an idea. However, an idea isnt enough.
Sure, when Robert Kiyosaki dreamed up ...
9 Ways Short Stories Can Earn You Money Short stories can help you earn money in a number of way. The digital age has created a new interest in short, sharp fiction, as the internet generation looks for “snackable”, entertaining content to help pass the time when they are waiting for the bus and so on.
1. Building Your Name and Brand
Smartphones and tablets ...
Useful Writing Resources to Help You Achieve Success There are many resources dedicated to the art of writing and becoming a successful writer. And the number online is growing all the time. Here are some of the best:
Writer Help Wanted (sure, we’re biased)
Whether you’re brand new or looking to amp up your efforts to earn a living from writing, this resources has you ...
Time Management Tips for Writers Some authors write a lot faster than others. Lucky them. But many authors get writers block and stress over their work. Still other struggle to meet their deadlines.
Time management can help solve these issues. Here are some tips to make the most of each day.
1. Set a Schedule
Try to write at the same time every ...
Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing Many new writers agonize over whether to try the traditional publishing route or opt for self-publishing. Here are four factors to consider to help you decide.
1. Is it fiction or non-fiction?
2. Does it require a lot of images?
3. What genre of fiction is it?
If it is comics, manga or anime, print might be the best ...
It’s Not Just about the Writing When It Comes to Fiction Whenever a fiction writer decides to self-publish their work, they can be so excited at the prospect that they slip up on some of the most basic details. These details can make all the difference between success and failure. Heres a checklist of essentials which go beyond the mere writing and contribute to the bestseller ...
12 Fiction Marketing Tips There are a number of ways to market fiction effectively. Here are some of the top ways to sell well:
1. A Great Cover
People really DO judge a book by its cover, so make sure yours is as good as anything you would see on a store shelf. Hire a freelancer at Fiverr.com to turn your ...
Fiction Writing Basics There are several basic rules when it comes to writing fiction.
1. Character Is Key
You need to have a main character that readers can identify with. They dont have to be perfect. To make them interesting, they do need to have some issues to work through in the course of the novel.
2. Outline Your Plot
Write an ...