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Self-published Authors Are Empowered Authors

Self-publishing used to mean forgoing the resources of traditional publishing and running your entire independent enterprise by yourself. Thanks to technology and the increased connectedness allowed by the Internet, indie authors now have access to experts, marketplaces, and readers. What's not to like?
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Getting — And Interpreting — A Reader’s “Thought Map” Of Your Book

Authors want to manipulate readers' thoughts — this is why we read, after all. We love getting swept away into new worlds, with new people and ideas. Getting a reader's thought map is a great way to hone this skill.
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Are You Breaking These Grammar Rules?

I enjoyed this infographic and agreeing/disagreeing with the rationale behind the green light to break these grammar rules. And ultimately, isn't language there to be twisted and abused?
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Are You Ready To Share Your Writing?

Writing is so personal, and writers can be very territorial about their work. But there are times when showing your work-in-progress to even one trusted reader can elevate your manuscript.
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How Three Self-Published Authors Found Mainstream Success

Of course, not every self-published author is going to hit the bestseller list. But, you have a better chance if you apply some of the lessons taught by those who have.
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Build A Creative Business Around Your Book

Relying on book sales alone may not be a recipe for earning money from your book. Building ancillary offers and leveraging your expertise can help you build a business around your book.
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Is Writing A Book A Real Priority For You?

Writing a book will never amount to an emergency — that’s why you need to make a conscious decision to put it on top of your list. Is your book a priority for you?

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