Writing an Author Bio

By Alicia Honeycutt If you want to make a good impression on readers, you need to give them high-quality contents and also prove that you are a reliable author. More than 90% of contemporary business followers want to see opinions from industry thought leaders. That’s what makes a successful bio one of the crucial elements of the author’s credibility. There

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KWL at RWA 2017

Kobo Writing Life will be at the 37th Annual RWA Conference July 26th through July 29th. KWL Director Mark Lefebvre will be at RWA meeting with authors and industry folks (and doing his best not to sweat on everyone). On Friday July 28th, Mark is hosting public office hours in Oceanic from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM where authors can

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Using Tools for Series Branding

by Allyson Longueira   It’s no secret that series branding is essential in the publishing business. Let me rephrase: It should be no secret that series branding is essential in the publishing business. But knowing something needs to be done and executing it properly can be two very different things. This is why I’ve started co-teaching cover design workshops again with Dean

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 86 – Catherine Coulter

Episode 86 features an interview with international bestselling author Catherine Coulter, about one of her most recent titles, Insidious. Catherine Coulter is the author of 75 novels, 70 of which were New York Times bestsellers. In the interview, Mark and Catherine talk about: The question Catherine’s sister asked her at a family reunion back in the 1990’s that inspired the

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Silence Your Inner Critic With Improv Writing

By Chris Mandeville Nothing banishes a writer’s critical inner editor like improv writing. Just like improvisational acting, improv writing is off-the-cuff, unplanned, uncorrected artistic expression, and it can be a powerful tool for sparking inspiration, enhancing creativity, and boosting productivity by shutting up that pesky inner critic. I learned about improv writing from a group that meets at a bookstore each week

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