Monthly Archives: May 2017

Writing Tip: Dialogue Tag Overload

I spend a lot of my time beta reading for other authors, and one thing that flags a new writer to me is their use of dialogue tags. What is a dialogue tag?  The most common one is the word “said.” “I … Continue reading

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A Method to Book Marketing

Ever wonder where to devote your time (and resources) in marketing a book? I’ve been asking that question this entire year as I plug away at my 1000 True Fans blog series. I stumbled upon a graph on how readers … Continue reading

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1000 True Fans – New Subscriber Email Sequence (Week 4) – Building an Advanced Reader Team

Today our focus is on building an Advanced Reader Team. What is an advanced reader team? A group of your “true” fans who want to read and review all your books (or most your books). These are your super-loyal fans … Continue reading

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Two Audience-Building Multi-Author Projects

As I’m looking to grow my audience reach, I’m excited to be participating in a few multi-author projects. Hidden A group of at least fifteen authors have come together to write a story with the title of “Hidden.” Each of us … Continue reading

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1000 True Fans – New Subscriber Email Sequence (Week 3)

As I already hit my initial goal of 1000 mailing list subscribers in this 1000 “True” Fan blog series, I’m focusing on growing some TRUE Fans from this list. May’s focus is creating a mailing list subscriber sequence. So far, I’ve sent out … Continue reading

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Oh the Pressure! A Writing Calendar

I love creating new characters, worlds, and writing about their journey, but I have a problem. I can’t do it fast enough. After that first draft is written, I spend countless hours rewriting, editing, and tweaking it until I’m not afraid … Continue reading

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1000 True Fans – New Subscriber Email Sequence (Week 2)

As I already hit my initial goal of 1000 mailing list subscribers in this 1000 “True” Fan blog series, I’m focusing on converting mailing list subscribers into TRUE Fans. May’s focus is creating a mailing list subscriber sequence. This past week, a … Continue reading

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