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Top Ten Tips and Tools to Help You Complete NaNoWriMo (or any writing project)


By Chris Mandeville You’re down to the wire. The deadline for NaNoWriMo (or another writing project) looms on the horizon. But you’re behind. You’re afraid you’re not going to make it. You simply don’t have enough time to write the requisite number of words at your typical writing pace. Or the words just won’t come. Or both. What’s a writer

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How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors


Publishing expert Jane Friedman recently posted an amazing list of resources for authors on her blog, and we found it so helpful we wanted to share an excerpt here. Many thanks to Jane for her permission to do so! Find the full list at Excellent Book-Length Guides Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant How to

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Birth of a Novel


  By Sally Jenkins Two things happened in October 2013 which made that year’s NaNoWriMo particularly productive. I went on a weekend writing course, ‘How to Write the Mystery Novel’, and I discovered a free-to-enter novel competition where the only requirement was that the hero of the story be called ‘Ian’. By the end of that weekend course I had

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Does Your Author Site Convert? —and other questions your website data can answer


By Monique Sherrett Having an author website is one component of your overall marketing mix. In addition to social media, email newsletters, online ads and contests, your website is used to build your author platform and boost sales. But is it working? If your site has Google Analytics installed and you are tracking sales and other non-revenue goals, like newsletter

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