Writing

Characters Speak For Themselves

Let characters be true to themselves! I’ve been writing novels now for a little over 20 years, albeit the early years were more a learning curve than anything else. My first thriller, The Savannah Project, was published in 2010 and I’ve had 6 more works of fiction published since then (one a short mystery) and…

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Are you an Outliner or a Pantser?

Over the years I’ve run across so many authors who say they outline, some extensively, and declare there is no other way to write a novel than to have an exhaustive outline. I’ve also run across just as many authors, very successful ones I might add, who claim that writing by the seat of the…

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The Premise Line: A great way to kick-start your novel

Every author, from  beginner to seasoned, must make that first decision: What is this story going to be about and where do I start? For some authors, I dare say most, this is their first big hurdle. Once cleared, they are on their way to writing that novel. Questions abound in the beginning. A big…

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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 2)

QUESTION: Is it easier to build a following of 10,000 people or get 10 people with 1000 followers each to share something exciting about your book? Or 20 people with 500 followers?   Time to assemble your TRIBE! A Tribe by any other name Launch Team Street Team Advocates Any other name you want or…

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HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 1)

Facebook Facebook ads Twitter Twitter ads Goodreads Goodreads ads Goodreads giveaways Instagram Linked-In Pinterest Mashable Hubspot Google + Vimeo Digg Flickr YouTube Periscope Blab Tumblr Reddit Paper.li LitRing Book Gorilla BookBub Book Funnel iReads Ryan Zee Many Books eBook Lister eBook Booster eBookasaurus Book Pebble   Feeling overwhelmed? I haven’t yet mentioned review houses or…

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An Open Letter to All Indie Authors.

A Guest Post by Mike Pettit~ One of the best-kept secrets in the publishing business is how many authors use Amazon to publish their work. The number of published Amazon books is around 3 million plus, but the number of authors is not known. Just using basic math suggests there are 3 million authors assuming…

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Oh no! Where did I pack my manuscript?

  If you’ve ever moved across country or any long distance for that matter, you know how easy it is to forget where you packed something. You think you know, but when you open that box, you scratch you head, swear, and think I thought I packed it in here, now which box is it…

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Mark your calendars for the release of BLOWN!

THE BIG NEXT BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I know what you’re thinking…What the heck took that bald headed guy so long to come out with another book?!You know the old adage, “Can’t rush a good thing.”First, let me say thank you to all my readers and followers for making Breach of Power such a huge success. It…

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Next Book Announcement on Friday!

The countdown is on! On Friday (Jan. 16) I will reveal the new book cover and all the details about the upcoming release. I will make the announcement in my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do so before next Friday or miss your chance to be one of the first to get…

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