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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 Publishing Author’s Mindset – Editing

Editing is another part of writing and self-publishing that’s full of pitfalls. I’m sure you heard some of this: Every book must be edited And that’s true. It’s unlikely to get through writing a story without making some mistakes. But … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Self-Publishing

The entire publishing world changed dramatically – although people wouldn’t realize that until a couple of years later – when Amazon introduce the Kindle and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in 2007. Now, ten years later, there are several platforms that … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Agents

If you want to be traditionally published, with a contract and an advance, and all that, in all likelihood, you’ll need to work with an agent. That’s because most traditional publishers are still using agents to do quality control on … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Introduction

I’m starting a new blog series on all the blocks and pitfalls of mindset during the process of publishing your book – because it is a central topic destined to create such blocks, fears and nightmares for any author. In … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – No books!

Every family has rules about what its members can do. Let’s imagine Lee. Traditionally, the men in his family have been carpenters, bricklayers or other kinds of craft people. There is an unspoken rule in his family that this kind … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo-Wrap-up

Validation for NaNoWriMo has started. One of my friends has already finished, at a little above 50,000 words. And with a little luck, you’re finishing your novel in a few days. At least, that’s my wish for you. So if … 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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KU 2.0 and the Freelancer Mindset

You may or may not have heard of the recent changes that Amazon announced for their Kindle Unlimited payments to authors, and the ensuing flailing on the internet. Here’s the very short version, because today’s post is not even about … Continue reading

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Transform the Comparing Thought Pattern

Last week, I talked about three destructive thought patterns that we – and especially we writers – need to stop and shift into different, supportive patterns. Today, we’ll look more closely at the first of those: Comparing I say “comparing” … Continue reading

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