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What are Also-Boughts, and why do you need them for Amazon Ads?

Also-boughts are the recommendations Amazon gives you when browsing (almost) any product. They are generated from their sales database and try to match your preferences. The full text is basically: Customers who bought this (whatever you’re looking at) also bought … Continue reading

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Tackling Amazon Ads

Amazon Ads… My writing self has walked around those for a year or more. Now it is time to actually get into the game, to become visible, and that’s difficult on two levels. One level is craft, and I will … Continue reading

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The Power of Styles

Today, I’m going to wind up the series on creating a Clean Manuscript with some words about Styles. You may have heard about them. If you’re like me, you have ignored them for way too long. Styles tie in your … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Quotation Marks in Creating a Clean Manuscript

If you’re even a bit like me, you like straight quotation marks. I actually loathed the curly ones, and set my word processor to use straight ones. And it felt really good to have those clean characters in my manuscript. … Continue reading

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How to Indent and Add a Page Break for a Clean Manuscript

Last week, I talked about the importance of a clean manuscript, and why it’s a business asset. Today, I’m sharing the first hands-on video of three. I’ll show you how to use the paragraph settings of your word processing program, … Continue reading

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Why You Should Create a Clean Manuscript

As you know, Writers’ Dream Coach is about supporting writers and authors. It’s mostly about mindset, but this year, I am expanding into hands-on craft. And I will write about all those pesky emotions coming up when talking craft. Craft … Continue reading

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