Have I Made Mistakes? Check.

I used to write a lot for a history magazine. In fact, pay from the magazine and the website constituted the bulk of my income at the time. One assignment was to write about an old-fashioned country store. I did the research, wrote the article, it was published. Done. But then  a reader contacted the […]

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Author Resources

Articles for Authors Why It’s OK to Crash and Burn Find Your True North: What Breaks Your Heart? Have You Tried Flash Non-Fiction? Anatomy of an Article, Part 1 Anatomy of an Article, Part 2 How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Newbie Advice for Copywriting (Video) Podcasts for Authors and Creatives Rocking Self-Publishing (I was interviewed […]

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Simple Marketing Strategies for Authors

In my book, Sell More Books, I write about 55 different (free) marketing approaches for writers of all personalities. For example, the suggestions for the Rock Star type of author are far different than the Emily Dickinson.  Here are five of the book’s most simple strategies for marketing your book or your blog.  Set up, […]

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How to Build Your Tribe

Before writing another word, I have two questions: What authors do you follow? Why? If you’d like to stop for five minutes and make a list of your answers, go ahead because this is important stuff. I’ll give you a few of my own just to get things going: Novels of Doug Preston and Lincoln Child: […]

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Be a Full-Time Writer – How to Make the Transition from Part-Time

What’s your idea of the day-to-day life of a full-time writer? Mine was getting up when I wanted (which has always been pretty early), walking to my local coffee shop, reading the newspaper, then jumping into an exciting assignment. Do you know what? That’s pretty much how it turned out. Here’s how it happened for me, […]

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