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Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller by Mary Ellen Stepanich I wrote the following article, published in the Peoria Today newspaper, about my writer group’s upcoming book launch party on December 2, 2017. (Marketing a book is SO much work!) … Continue reading

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Proofread – Then Repeat

Proofread – Then Repeat by Katrina Shawver An author has only one chance to make a good first impression with readers. I know with certainty that it takes time and multiple trained eyes to catch every error. My standard for … Continue reading

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Recovering a Lost Book of Poems

Recovering a Lost Book of Poems by Brian Flatgard In the early ’ 90s, I ran a very small press which published my poetry and that of others. The “press” was seat-of-the-pants, laser printer publishing. To create books, I used … Continue reading

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Bite the Bullet, Not the Bait

Bite the Bullet, Not the Bait Patricia Grady Cox You’ve worked for years on your novel or nonfiction book. Written, researched, rewritten, edited, and polished. You’ve written your query letters to send with synopsis or book proposal. You’ve attended conferences … Continue reading

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Milestones by Rita Goldner The occasion of the third anniversary of the Phoenix Book Publishing & Book Promotion blog prompts me to write a post about milestones. I like the word and the concept because it measures the passage of … Continue reading

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Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One

Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One by Mary Ellen Stepanich Editor’s Note: The following article was writen by the seven authors indicated and originally published in the Ventana Lakes (Peoria, Ariz.) community newsletter. Five years ago, seven unique … Continue reading

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Cover Design for Independent Authors

Cover Design for Independent Authors by Vaughn Treude If you search “cover design” online, you’ll find that many writers say “Don’t do your own covers.” They mention the many pre-made designs available for purchase and recommend using one of those. … Continue reading

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