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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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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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Copyright Seal

How to Copyright a Book

The Nuances of How to Copyright a Book How to copyright a book? It’s a question I’ve hemmed and hawed about since I first published. I thought it was complicated, messy, and expensive thing to do and that it really didn’t add any additional copyright protection, but boy, was I wrong on all […]

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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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Text Expander Review

I just ordered a cool new tool called Text Expander and I’m loving it, so I created a quick video of it in action (see video above for a short textexpander review). I use to create macros all the time, but I haven’t used them in years since they’re a pain to create, […]

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Transferring Files From Neo 2 Into Scrivener

Send to Kindle  I’ve been using the NEO 2 Alphasmart word processor lately to write without distractions from the Internet or checking emails etc. I was worried that a stripped down basic word processor like the NEO 2 wouldn’t work well with my iMac computer and the Scrivener writing software that I use to write […]

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Interview with Indie Bestsellers Jack and Jasinda Wilder

Writer.ly hosted a live interview with indie best selling author Jasinda Wilder. I had no idea the best selling books were written by a husband and wife team! Their journey to the NY Times Best Selling list is incredible and motivational. Here is the piece CBS news did on their story: Send to […]

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Up Fitness Bracelet from Jambone

Tracking the Written Words & Steps Taken

Setting up daily words written goal is important to move forward in completing your novel and it also gets you in the habit writing every day. My goal is 2,000 words. I don’t make it every day, but it helps having that goal. It’s also important to setup similar goals for your health. […]

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