• Self Publishing,  What I Learned

    What Cancer Taught Me About Dreams by Shauna E. Black

    I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. Probably like you, I love books, and I’m fascinated with stories. I remember when I was about 10 years old smugly telling my little sister that someday I would write a NYT bestseller. Well. It hasn’t happened … yet. 😉 I’ve taken a lot of detours on my way to a writing career. Not only have I dabbled in various professions (film editor, graphic artist, voice teacher, office manager, teacher’s aide), but raising my family always takes priority for me—which made it hard to do any writing at all when my kids were little. Still, after every…

  • Self Publishing,  Websites

    What Should I Include on My Author Website?

    ‘ello! One of the questions you have probably asked yourself several times is what exactly your author website should have on it. Let me compare choosing what to have on your site to packing for a vacation. Have you ever been packing for a trip and had half your closet laid out on your bed trying to decide what to bring? And then when you finally have the perfect configurations of outfits they don’t fit in the suitcase. You want to avoid this type of scenario when decided what content to include on your site. After packing for many, many trips with small children, I finally learned a formula that…

  • Self Publishing

    DIY Self Publishing

    Have you ever written a book? Bled words onto the page, crafted and sculpted until your story was perfect. That is amazing. Just writing a novel is a mountain of an accomplishment. But then comes the question of what to do with that book that you have invested so much of your time and talent in. Getting an agent is hard. Selling a novel to a publisher is hard. Marketing your book to make sure it sells is hard. Is self-publishing hard? I hear a lot of people say so. But I don’t really agree. In college, I had a professor that was always pushing us to find the best,…

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