2017 Writing Goals

2017 Goal Setting

2017 Goal Setting for my writing and publishing goals is pretty straight forward: I need to publish more books in 2017 than I have published between 2013 and 2016. 2017 Goal Setting: Publish or Perish From Wikipedia: “Publish or perish” is a phrase coined to describe the pressure in academia to rapidly and […]

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Meet the Thriller Author Guests

Author Interviews

Author interviews, I love them. I find them informative, inspiring, and motivating (as a writer). I also love podcasts, and I found that most of the author interview podcast catered more towards the marketing/business end of being an author. So last year (2015), I decided to start my own author interview podcast. Since […]

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WIP Progress Bar

Author Work in Progress Bar

You’ve probably seen them on author’s websites, progress bars (or progress meters) that track that writer’s current writing project. It’s a fun way to keep your readers/fans engaged even when you’re busy writing. The progress bar tracks the word or page count of that writer’s “Work in Progress (WIP)”. When I wanted to […]

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iClever Portable Keyboard Review

iClever Keyboard Review

iClever Keyboard Review geared for writers using Scrivener iOS on mobile devices. I use it on my iPhone, so that’s what I show in the video. iClever Keyboard Review   I love Scrivener iOS. I use it on my iPhone, but tapping away on the phone’s screen with those tiny keys was a […]

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Google Search Results for Authors

Fixing Google Search Results

Fixing Google search results is pretty straightforward and I show you how to do that in this video: Background About Fixing Google Search Results If you watched the video above, you can see it’s an easy process to contact Google via its “Feedback” link to report a problem with Google’s search result. For […]

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How to Sign PDF Document for Free

Sign PDF Documents Free As indie authors and publishers we’ll have to documents to sign. Usually, they’ll email you a PDF document. I would print it out, then sign it, then scan it back into my computer so I could email back the signed copy. There has to be a better way to […]

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Import emails to Aweber

Import Emails to Aweber

Send to Kindle Import emails to Aweber (or MailChimp or whatever you’re using as your email marketing software) is a very easy process as you can see from this video (I walk you through the process step by step in less than three minutes). Import Emails to Aweber Video Tutorial Try AWeber’s Autoresponders for Free How to Import […]

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Customized Amazon Gift Cards

Customized Amazon Gift Cards

Customized Amazon Gift Cards are a great way to send out gift cards to winners of your author giveaways or to send out review copies. Note: Although this a whole different subject matter, I want to mention, that I don’t recommend sending out an Amazon Gift Card to possible reviewers since there is […]

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Daily Word Count Tracker Spreadsheet

Daily Word Count Tracker

Daily Word Count Tracker basic spreadsheet that you can download for free. Tracking your daily word count is a true and tried method that is used by a lot of  successful writers.It keeps them focused and on track of their writing goals. My goal for 2017 is to publish at least four novels, so to […]

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Editing

Book Typos

Book typos (grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and plain old typos) are inevitable no matter how thoroughly your manuscript has been edited and proofread; errors and typos will get through! As indie self-published writers, we get a bad rap about this issue, but every single indie author that I know goes to great length and […]

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How to Survive WordPress Hack

Fixing My WordPress Hacked Site

Fixing WordPress Hacked Site is what I was dealing with about a month ago after the website for my Thriller Author Interview Podcast was hacked and brought down hard. It took a week to recover. Fixing WordPress Hacked Site Fixing WordPress hacked site was a mess. Finally, after some frustration and setbacks, everything […]

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Google Voice Call Recording

Google Voice Call Recording for Podcast Interviews Google voice call recording is an easy and free way to record calls for interview guests who don’t have or don’t want to use Skype. All you need is a free Google Voice phone number. Ask the interviewee to call that Google Voice number. Answer the […]

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WordPress Author Themes

Author WordPress Themes

Author WordPress Themes: Introduction Author WordPress Themes make it easy for indie authors to have a beautifully designed professional looking author website, easily (especially once you have a killer author WordPress theme you can use). In this post, I’ll be sharing Author WordPress Themes specifically designed for author/publishers. So if you’re an author/self-publisher […]

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