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5 Top Tips for Writers on Being a Digital Nomad

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 01:48 PM

Once you make enough money in your writing career to give up your day job, you open up a world of freedom in your daily life. Have you ever wanted to travel, to see the world as natives do? Thousands of authors are doing just that, becoming digital nomads. Unlike expats, digital nomads don't need work visas because they never stay in one place long enough to qualify for residency. If writing for two months on a tropical island followed by six weeks in the heart of France appeals to you, here are some tips for living the dream. 

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7 Important Writing Tips from J.K. Rowling

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

J.K. Rowling may be one of the bestselling authors of all time, but she's never forgotten where she came from. Her roots as a poor single mother struggling to publish an unusual book cause her to help out other beginning authors whenever she can. Rowling's been interviewed on writing hundreds of times, but she emphasizes the same basic lessons each time she's asked. 

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Turn Your Non-Fiction Book into a Workbook

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 09:29 AM

While it's true that independent authors make more money on digital books than hard copy, traditional publishing can offer additional income through add-on books. If your non-fiction work is in the self-help category, or if it teaches how to do something, creating a companion workbook can give you another income stream. Older books can benefit from this treatment, as well. If your book's been out for six months or more, publishing a workbook that features your non-fiction book can uncover additional sources of readership you might never have found before. 

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4 Tips to Building Your Non-Fiction Fan Base With Facebook Live

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 12:07 PM

Building a non-fiction readership is all about becoming an expert in your field. The more you make yourself the go-to person for questions in your niche, the more books you're likely to sell. One of the best new tools you can use is Facebook's new streaming video tool, Facebook Live. This allows you to broadcast live video right onto your Facebook wall. Fans will see your live broadcast and can ask questions right while you're speaking, making for a great interactive experience between you and your readers. It's absolutely free, making it one book marketing tool you can't afford to pass up .

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Nora Roberts' Top 7 Tips for Writers and Authors

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 11:51 AM

As Nora Roberts, she writes steamy romance novels. As J.D. Robb, she writes a hugely popular romantic thriller series set 50 years in the future. But no matter who she is today, Nora Roberts will always be writing. She publishes one book on the average of ever 45 days, and has kept up that speed for more than a decade. Her books invariably rocket to the top of the bestseller lists, and she shows no indication that she's ever going to stop. Here are some of her best writing tips: 

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The 3 Essential Tactics for Authors to Sell More Books on Amazon?

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

Authors, are you adapting to the power of the Amazon-centric world? Of all the social media tools available to authors, Amazon leaves a lot of control to their sellers if they can learn how to wield the current algorithms. Put our 3 best tips into action & share with other readers which tips are working to help you sell the most books. 

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5 Great Writing Tools to Use Before Sending Your Book to Your Editor

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:22 PM

Every author has a great sigh of relief when she writes the last words in a book. Enjoy that moment, you deserve a bit of celebration.  Once you've patted yourself on the back a couple of times, the real work is just beginning. Your first draft isn't nearly clean enough to send to your editor, it needs a lot of work to whip it into shape. Between the typos, the repeated words, and the sentences that run three lines long, a first draft is filled with mistakes that need to be corrected before an editor ever sees it. Here are five great tools to help you in that process. All of them have free versions online, but some of them offer more robust paid versions, as well. 

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3 Top Tips For Getting More Book Reviews

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 03:58 PM

For a reader, a book review is often a thank-you to an author, a note telling them how much they appreciate their book. For an author, reviews can make or break sales of the next book in a series. An author's income can live or die on how many good book reviews they receive in a month. If you've written a good book you'll probably have some organic reviews just from readers enjoying your words and wanting to share them with others, but if you want to get into any premium marketing like Bookbub or any of the other large sites, you'll have to have a large number of reviews in the first few weeks after you publish. Other than begging all of your friends online, what's an author to do?

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James Patterson's Tips on Writing Books Readers Can't Put Down

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 03:47 PM

They're called beach books or summer novels. Books that entertain, and that readers never want to put down. Of all the bestselling authors in business today, James Patterson may be the absolute best at figuring out exactly how to write a book that millions of readers want to devour. His method is so successful that he's used it with almost a dozen co-writers, selling millions more books by farming out much of the work to other authors who use his system. His books are not great literature -- instead, they're fast-paced tales with great characters, written in a way that makes readers want to turn the page all night long. Patterson offers classes on how to write a bestselling novel, but here are the most important points that he's shared with people over and over again. 

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3 Ways for Writers & Authors to Outline Your Next Book

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 01:36 PM

Every artist needs tools, and the first tool an author needs is an outline. Even if you're a dedicated pantser (one who writes by the seat of his pants), having a general idea where your story is going will help keep it from running off the rails. Adding a werewolf to the story might seem like fun, but it can be a corner you can't paint yourself out of. Outlines can be strict constructions like everyone was taught in school, using the three-act rules of the way novels were taught to be written. But strict rules rarely fit in with everyone's work methods, especially those of creative people. Here are three of the more popular methods for creating your plot outline without feeling like you're drowning in rules.

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