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The Choice of Grace

What is it? Can you figure it out? It’s undeniably there!  Oh, sorry, but those are the thoughts that run through my head any time I witness Francis engage his people.  A few days ago he actually participated in a … Continue reading

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Putting Marketing in its Place

Over the last few months we have been talking about marketing. It is a necessary evil, but don’t let the evil take over. Each writer has to decide how much and what kind of marketing they are willing to do. … Continue reading

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Marketing – The social rules of Twitter

Now that we have gone over the rudiments of Twitter, let’s talk about the expected behavior of those who use twitter. There are certain expected ‘rules’ of behavior on twitter. I have tried to list them here. I also try … Continue reading

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Marketing – How about a Party!

  So you finished your book – I bet it took quite a lot of time and work. Most novels and book length manuscripts take more than a year to finish because an author bleeds his heart onto every page. … Continue reading

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Marketing – Understanding Twitter!

I have to admit that the whole concept of a twitter account confused me. How important or helpful could it be? As an older woman, I didn’t see the value of tweeting anyone! As a long-winded novelist who couldn’t write a … Continue reading

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Marketing – Writing and using Press Releases (for 6/29)

  Many years ago, my late friend and fellow writer Karen Riley taught me how to write a press release. She spent many years in journalism and knew the importance of using press releases in your marketing plan. Journalists are … Continue reading

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Creating a Marketing Strategy

So you finished your novel! Maybe it was traditionally published or perhaps you self-published. It doesn’t matter. The box of books has arrived in the post and holding your finished product is akin to holding your first newborn. It is … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Building a Farmer’s Stand

      This is the last blog about potatoes.  I promise. It is just too good a metaphor to give up easily. So now you have your edited manuscript. You have sent it out to all the agents you thought would … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – When a Book Magically Appears

One Step at a Time One writer expounds on the joys and challenges of parenting their special needs children, another blogs on the health benefits of fermented foods and still another drones on about the benefits of freelance writing. Week … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Selling Potatoes

  During the last blog we asked you to think of your novel as a potato. As silly as that may sound, I want you to continue to think of your work as a potato. Why? Because now that you … Continue reading

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