Category Archives: Tips & Quotes

Tighten your writing and make it sharper

At the meeting of the Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade last week, we talked about cutting the flab from your writing. One of the first things Will Hutchison recommends is searching out each word that ends in –ly in your writing and … Continue reading

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Finding festivals and fairs to sell books at

A part of the discussion among members of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade this past Wednesday involved where to find festivals where we can sell our books. Here are two websites that I use that make searching for festivals easy. Festivalnet.com … Continue reading

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Give your writing productivity a boost

I’m always looking for ways to increase my productivity. As a one-man show, I either have to do the job or pay to have someone else do it. So I’m always trying to get more from my day to tick … Continue reading

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Podcasting tips for authors

I know some in the group are looking for ways to better market their books. Here’s something to consider. I’ve been interviewed on some podcasts and follow others. I think they can be very useful in not only marketing but … Continue reading

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Your writing doesn’t suck. Your story does.

I am reading a book called Story Fix by Larry Brooks. I’m still in the early part of the book, but I read something that resonated with me. Brooks said that over the best years, he evaluated hundreds of stories … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Marketing Your Book

Here’s a video of a presentation Book Expo Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education for authors. Even if you aren’t an independent author, you still need to know how to market your book. … Continue reading

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Why become a better self editor?

It never fails. No matter how many people see your book before it is published, once it is released, you’ll get comments from people saying that it needed to be better edited. If the people making the comments can list … Continue reading

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