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A Writer's Best Friend ~ Avatar

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A Writer's Best Friend ~ Avatar

You sit down to write a book or even an article, and often the first thing that comes to mind is the topic, the ideas. Which is great! But before you put pen to paper, spend a moment thinking about your reader. No I don't mean all your readers, with all their diverse needs and wants. That would overwhelm anyone! Think about the one person this piece is going to help.That is your key reader, your avatar. All your writings on the topic should be directed specifically to that person. One of the biggest issues I see when working with...

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Why Hire A Self-Publishing Coach?

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Why Hire A Self-Publishing Coach?

So what the heck is a self-publishing coach and why should you hire one? A self-publishing coach is someone who walks through the publishing process with a new author. If you had an agent and a traditional publishing contract, you would have various people helping you through the process of polishing your manuscript, editing, formatting, cover design, distribution and marketing. Any questions you have, would be answered by these people. They would train you, mentor you, guide you, and help you get our book out into the world. A self-publishing coach helps fill that role for authors pursuing self-publishing. Publishing...

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

Blog To Book was never an intentional book. In fact, I was so focused on launching my brand new blog, STEAM Powered Family, that I had put all my novels and publishing plans on the back burner. After attending a blogging conference, I realized my experience and knowledge of self-publishing was something many bloggers needed. Books and blogging go together beautifully, and I was in a unique position to help fuse these two realms together for bloggers. I'm a writer and author. I've been writing since I was young and had my first pieces published through winning a local writing...

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