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Author interview with B.P. Donigan
December 6, 2018
Author Interviews
Welcome to the first author interview on my site! Most of my previous blogs have been about craft or my personal experience, but I'm a firm believer in learning from others. If anything, hopefully these interviews will inspire you and encourage you to keep chasing after your writing dreams. For this author intervi...
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3 Steps to Building an Author Website
October 4, 2018
Platform Knowledge
I love talking about author platforms. As someone whose day job involves working in the internet and tech industry, I cannot stress enough the importance of building an author website. They’re vital in terms of building your author brand—something you can’t afford to pass up in today’s market-yourself worl...
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5 tips for giving constructive feedback as an author
September 13, 2018
Drafting & Editing
In a previous post, I talked about how to process feedback and criticism when you’re on the receiving end — but what if you’re on the other side? What if you’re looking to offer constructive feedback, but aren’t sure where to start? Part of being active in the writer community is forming connections w...
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Tricia Lynne’s debut, Moonlight & Whiskey: Cover Reveal
September 11, 2018
The Publishing Game
Y’all have likely heard me rant and rave about my amazing CP before. (If not, there’s an entire podcast dedicated to our love of one another over at All The Kissing.) So it should come as NO surprise that I was super stoked when she said I could host her cover reveal for her upcoming debut, Moonlight & Whi...
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5 tips for creating a solid author blog
August 29, 2018
Platform Knowledge
Blogging can be tedious, especially for writers. We typically have our regular 9-to-5 job, nail-biting deadlines — whether they’re self-imposed or mandated by an agent or editor, they’re very real and very pressing — social media marketing efforts, newsletters, general marketing plans, guest posts, intervi...
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5 key things to include in an author website
August 15, 2018
Platform Knowledge
I love talking about author websites and platforms. Maybe it’s because of my day job, or perhaps it’s because I basically live on the internet (I’m betting it’s a bit of both). Regardless, now more than ever it’s important to create an author website and maintain an active platform. Why? Because a lot of...
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Becoming a writer — How I got started
July 25, 2018
Musings
Let me immediately start this off by saying that there’s no straightforward path for becoming a writer (arguably, if you’re already putting pen to paper, then you’re a writer. Plain and simple.). I’ve found that most of us have similar origin stories — we coveted books as children, day-dreamed and fantas...
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Revamping my website and bringing you goodies
July 9, 2018
Musings
After months of silence, and lots of work behind the scenes, it’s finally here — my brand new, really shiny, beautiful and functional website! To all those who continued to poke their heads in every now and again, thanks for your continued patience. Your support means the world, and I plan on being much, much ...
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Tips for writing a query letter for your romance novel
July 7, 2018
GoDaddy Garage
Welcome to the third and final installment of our romance writer series! Now that you’ve got a grip on the basics and spent time drafting and editing your novel, it’s time to talk next steps. If you’re looking at traditional publishing, then that means writing a query letter. A query letter is a short look ...
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