Why Writers Should Attend Writers Conferences

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I’ve been to five Pikes Peak Writers Conferences This year would have been my sixth and I was teaching four workshops. But with COVID cancelling everything, I didn’t get to go. That bums me out because I love writers conferences. I believe we’ll get back to attending them in person. That could be a while,…

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Writing versus YOU!

Are you ready to rummmmble? Or at least ready to knock your writing out of the park? Your resident writing cheerleader is here to get you going. I’ve been an athlete my entire life, and everything I learned about consistency, discipline and commitment came from sports. Those lessons are absolutely appropriate to writing as well.…

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What I learned about Pinterest for Writers

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Last week, I decided to spend some time researching how writers can use Pinterest to further their writers’ platform. My philosophy is that in order to reach the people, you need to be where the people are. Right now, they are on Pinterest. Why? I still think Pinterest is definitely the place to showcase your…

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Who is Your Ideal Reader

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Not everyone wants to read your work. It’s super important to figure out exactly who does. That’s the only way to hyper-focus your marketing to the right reader.

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Book Launch Plan and Checklist

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Your working on a fabulous book and now you have to design a book launch! I DO?! Yes. Yes, you do. You are super excited and can’t wait for the world to read your book. Readers will fall in line and buy them by the thousands. Right? Only if you market your brand. Market myself?…

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Is Fiction Writing a Business?

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Ok, it’s time for some hard truths on whether or not fiction writing is a business. And I’m coming at you from the angle that yes, yes indeed. Writing fiction is a small business. And you are the CEO. You’re also the CFO, CMO, I hear it all the time:  “I just want to write.”…

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