Category Archives: Buying Books

We’re In This Together: How To Help Other Authors Succeed

A common query Becca and I get is, “Why do you do what you do?” It’s a fair question, because in order for us to coach writers through our books, speaking, and our One Stop for Writers site, we’ve had … Continue reading

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Hand-Selling: How to Kill It at Book and Comic Conventions

Happy to welcome author Andy Peloquin back to the blog–he’s got some tips for in-person events where book selling comes with the territory, so read on! Comic Conventions, Book Festivals, Book Signings, and other similar events are the best way … Continue reading

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Win, Win, Win! Stuff Your Stocking With Writerly Goodies

Becca and I love the holiday season–everything is colorful and cheery, the house is filled with cinnamon and ginger as we flex up our baking muscles, and we get to take time to tell you just what you mean to … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Find Your Book’s Ideal Audience

There’s nothing quite like seeing a book with your name on it. The beautiful cover, the weight of it in your hands, the pages of your creativity bundled into a package for readers to enjoy. It sits o the shelf–maybe … Continue reading

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Hand-Selling Your Book: How Savvy Are You?

Each year, I attend a 3-day conference for writers and readers called When Words Collide. This unique event had lectures on writing technique, publishing options and content that focused on the business of writing. Sessions run on everything from Quantum … Continue reading

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Book Signings That WOW

The idea of doing a book reading or author signing sort of terrifies me. I don’t know why this is, because I love writers–we share the same passions and interests. It’s great to chat with them at conferences, see what … Continue reading

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Ask a Cover Designer: ANSWERS (PT 2)

Today we’re back with the talented Scarlett Rugers, Cover Designer for The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. As we all know, the cover of a book isn’t just important–it’s CRITICAL. Scarlett has more answers to your cover … Continue reading

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Ask a Cover Designer: ANSWERS!

A few weeks back, I put out a call for questions to ask Scarlett Rugers, the Cover Designer for The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. She’s come up with some very thoughtful and insightful responses, so help … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Parents

I was MIA this weekend for a much needed Internet free break. Hubby and I took a small trip up to our neighboring city Edmonton for two days sans kiddos. We did the West Ed shopping of course, stayed at … Continue reading

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Winning is So Awesome

I tell you, there’s nothing better than coming home from a long-overdue workout to find out something great has happened. There I was, chugging water and doing some quick moderation stuff over at The Critique Circle when I got a … Continue reading

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