• Encouragment

    Don’t Give Up: A Note of Encouragement

    After so many notes of encouragement from me, I thought I would try google again. This time I searched for not giving up on writing. And I stumbled upon Dianne Jacobs’ blog. She wrote a beautiful piece about not giving up on your writing. The gist comes down to this: you will never become a better writer if you give up. So don’t. Keep writing. Just keep writing.

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    Question about Marketing? Maybe I can help.

    ‘ello. As self-published authors (and even traditionally published authors) we have to market our work. If you are like me you find marketing to be the most difficult thing about being an author. But, if you have any questions, I am willing to pull on my network of fellow authors, and my skills at internet research, and see if I can find you an answer. So, comment below or contact me with your questions?

  • Indie Author Spotlight

    Introducing Heidi Ashworth

    I am happy no announce this month’s Indie Spotlight: Heidi Ashworth Please Note: Heidi’s books are for readers 16+. Blog ~ Website ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest From Heidi: I have always wanted to be a novelist/author. I started writing when I was very young but was not published until I was 44. My first book was traditionally published about 14 years after I had written it. The day that my editor called to buy my book was one of the most amazing days of my life. Since then–2009– I have been both traditionally and self-published, and have 11 titles. I write Regency-set romances and mysteries. It has been a fun ride!…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 10: Maintain It

    I know. You are thinking: “Wait, I thought I was done.” But building your website and getting out there is not the end of the journey. Now you have to keep it up to date. Every time you release a new book, make sure it goes up on your website. You might also want to update the layout or color scheme every once in a while. If you have a blog or a “latest news” feature, try to update every month or so at least. You don’t have to make major changes all the time. But doing little tweaks to keep your website looking fresh and new. The main point…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 9: Publish It

    Okay. Your website is ready. It is time to share it with the world. Some platforms, such as Weebly, have a “preview” mode that lets you work on the website without it being visible on the internet. Meaning, only you can see. So, when you are finished you need to publish the website so everyone can see it. There should be a publish button somewhere. Push it and your site is live. WordPress automatically publishes changes when you save them. If you are worried about people seeing your website while it is under construction, you can place a message on the website saying you are still working on it. My personal…

  • Encouragment

    When it Seems Overwhelming: A Note of Encouragement

    One day I was talking with a good writing friend about how I had so many projects to work on. I had to peck away at each one every day. And I day dreamed about some day being caught up. My friend replied: one bite at a time. And she was write. Any project, and book, is accomplished one little bit at a time. We have to just keep doing those little things, keep writing one word, over and over until we are done. So when you start to feel overwhelmed by every thing just remember:

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 8: Polish It

    On every project I work on, whether it is a website or a book, I always take the time to polish it before I call it done. So, when I think I am done I check one more time. I look at every detail again to make sure everything is the way I want it to be. Take a moment to go through your entire site and polish it. Make sure it looks exactly the way you want it to. Remember, your readers (or potential readers) will be seeing this site. It should represent you and your writing.  

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