Topic: Writing

Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs to Get Up?

Has Your Blog Fallen Down and Needs to Get Up?

Summer “officially” passes this week. For authors, their eyes begin to look at upcoming Holiday sales. The thought of writing anything new moves to the back burner. Should it? Nope.
Keep your blogs ALIVE during this busy time … with new ideas, repurposing of old content … and not opening the door to an invitation of doing nothing–of letting stickiness creep in.
Have you ever had one of those days? Can’t think of a thing … not …

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The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

The Author Goldmine: Repurpose Content … Are You?

A week doesn’t go by without these two questions coming in: What do I blog on? What should my next book be about? That, dear Author, is easy peasy to respond to. There is no reason to create/invent new-new material for every social media platform or product you put your fingers on.  If you think you need to, you are going to experience burnout pronto. Take a break and noodle over what you have already done. …

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March BookCamp: Comedy Writing Intensive Workshop for Authors

March BookCamp: Comedy Writing Intensive Workshop for Authors

What do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
2 words:
The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!

We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!
March 4 … Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.
A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to …

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Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

 
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …

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Do YOU Have a Written Publishing Plan for Your Publishing?

Do YOU Have a Written Publishing Plan for Your Publishing?

We all need some type of a guide for a project.  Oh, you may have one in your head—which is good. Visualizing what your book will look like; feel like; seeing buyers line up to buy it; speaking from a stage to hundreds—heck, thousands, is always good. But, what’s the plan in getting there? What are you doing to hold yourself accountable in bringing those crowds; delivering the book for which that the oohs and …

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Soar Your Author Success with AuthorU’s Weekly Podcasts  

Soar Your Author Success with AuthorU’s Weekly Podcasts   

Within AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing, you will discover a myriad of tips, tricks, how-tos that will leap your book, author and publishing success factors significantly. Each show is fresh and topical–52 of them a year—information that authors at all stages of publishing are seeking. Whether it’s creation, production, or marketing strategies—you will discover and learn what the latest is to support your success.

 Have you subscribed to the weekly AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing radio …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 01

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips January 01

It’s the New Year … and there is no better time than to start a new, critical habit or fine-tune one that you are doing that is essential to author and book success: the ability to create awesome HEADLINES.

Yes, Headlines count … whether it’s the phrase that an On-Air personality uses or something in print … headlines count. The question is: are you using them? Your  headline is the first thing anyone sees or hears.
 
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Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Awakening Your Author and Book Spirit during the Holidays.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Author New Year to You from AuthorU to you.
 
The, the colors, the festivities, the gatherings and the changes of pace the Holiday season brings can stimulate or exhaust you. The long anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens certainly woke up millions of movie goers, breaking records this past weekend. Launching forward 30 years from where it left devotees 10 years ago, AuthorU members who joined the crowds report …

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The Author’s Tweak

The Author’s Tweak

Authors should always have the final say; the final pass through; the final anything on their books. The question though is: what is the final-final? When is that final tweak really the final-final … or is it just another “tweak” in the author letting go? This “tweak” is the direct opposite of the RTP syndrome—the rush to publish wiz who pushes through without giving any thought for one more read, another set of eyes to …

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Get Ready to Create a Writing Marathon Authors: Get ….

Get Ready to Create a Writing Marathon Authors: Get ….

November is all about FAST Writing. Whether you are on the Novel side or Non-fiction, YES, you too can write a book in 30 days. Now with that said, it doesn’t meant that it’s going to be polished, ready for the editor. What it means is that you have a first draft—and it means that you should be doing the Happy Author Dance. You did it. Here are 6 steps to surround yourself with if …

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