Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It

Nothing slows down a story worse than paragraphs of description. It becomes even more problematic when an author chooses to open a novel with too much backstory. This ruins the hook and can often result in the loss of the reader. Here's the thing, as authors, we seem to have fallen into the trap of … Continue reading Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It

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[PrepTober Pt.4] Surviving NaNo

We all go through them, those common enemies threatening to make us quit smack in the middle of November. For the final part of Preptober, find your NaNoWriMo survival kit. Tips that can help you during those times you just want to give up.

Authorlife: It Can’t Be About Fame or Money

Sales. 
We all would love to see consistent sales of our products. They can be books, services such as coaching classes, art, games, etc. The list goes on.

As an author, learning to accept that we will suffer times of feast and famine is a part of the art of marketing and writing itself. 

[Newsletter] New Projects, Appearances, Oh My!

For those who want to know what's up! So many exciting things coming your way! Read on!

“Bestseller” Does Not Have To Mean Best Seller

"Bestseller" 
That little orange star-bursting banner many authors strive to reach in Amazon's ever growing sea of book titles. What makes this particular status so appealing? Is it an increase in book sales, reviews or maybe just the notoriety? Does it validate us in a way? 

[Book Marketing 101] Know Your Target Audience!

Let's say you just finished writing, editing, and getting beta readers to read your latest, greatest book. You've made it the best you can be and are ready to release it to the world.
Wait? Where are the readers you hope to find? How are they going to see your book in a vast world of social media, book promotion and saturated Amazon pages?
If you're asking these questions, you probably hadn't taken the time to locate what authors and publishers call the "Target Audience."