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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Marketing

Now, first of all, I have to admit something terrible: I don’t have the key to successful marketing, either. I have no magic script, no sure-fire solution – and to be honest, I’m not good at it, either. Yet. Because … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Successful Authors have Connections

Lets imagine two authors who are very similar. Both are busy writing their novels and self-publishing them, in the same genre. But only one sells her books really well. What’s the difference? Well, Sally has a lot of friends who … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Successful Authors are Clever

Today, we’re moving into the realm of limiting beliefs about being successful, especially as author. Being an author nowadays means that you have to balance your writing with marketing, running your website, being present on social media, and have a … Continue reading

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The Power of Systems

Imagine you have a story idea that’s truly riveting. It makes you all excited. You can see the world, the characters and you know what’s happening in a scene or two. You’re almost dancing with joy. It’s an awesome feeling, … Continue reading

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When you are Crying Inside

I know those moments. When you think that nothing works. That all your hard work won’t amount to anything. When you think you won’t ever be good enough. When your books don’t sell, nobody looks at your blog posts and … Continue reading

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Write What you Like

When Rita Mae Brown was snowed in one winter, with no electricity, and nothing that she really wanted to read in her home, this happened: Still, I wanted something to read to escape my troubles […] Travel was impossible for … Continue reading

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The True Power of Mindset

This is a true story. Ten days ago, I decided to radically shift my mindset about my books. (I’m writing fiction under a pen name.) You see, I self-published my first book early in 2013. By now, I have three … Continue reading

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How to make Marketing non-icky

Marketing is icky. I know many writers feel like that. I mean, we’re writers because we don’t mind at all being alone, we enjoy immersing ourselves in our stories and hanging out with our characters. Most of us are not … Continue reading

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Marketing? UGH!

Most of us writers hate marketing. We hate posturing, we hate shoving books in people’s faces, and we hate having to post the link to our book every day. That’s not creative, it’s no fun, and we’re afraid people will … Continue reading

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The Power of Story Telling

Imagine … See yourself in a group of familiar people. As you sit around a camp fire, a rocky overhang protects your camp against the cool of the night. You are comfortably perched on a log. Slow talk wanders around … Continue reading

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