The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

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We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. But how can you make the most of your online persona?

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5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Beat Writer’s Block

This year has flown by—can you believe it’s already October?—and as we approach the holidays, many writers will soon find themselves struggling to keep up their regular workflows. Between all the gift-giving, meal cooking, and school–holiday–concert attending, it can be hard to find time to be creative. But you don’t need to let yourself fall into a creative slump.

If you’re feeling out of your element this fall, don’t beat yourself up: you’re not alone. You just have to put in some extra effort to get those creative juices flowing!

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3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

If you’re in the process of getting your book traditionally published, odds are you’ve been looking for an agent to help you get your manuscript out to the world—and if you’ve done any research on the matter, you’ll know that a solid query letter is key to landing a good literary agent.

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My Top 5 Literary Pet Peeves | Here’s What I Absolutely Don’t Want To See In A Book

This article was first published May 9, 2016.

Perhaps it’s because I work with words, but when it comes to personal reading material, I’m beyond picky. I like fast-paced stories full of action and intrigue, and I don’t like the predictions I make while I’m reading to be right.

Of course, I’m often willing to give a book or screenplay a chance if others are ranting are raving—but there are some book-related pet peeves that I simply can’t get over. Here are five features of fiction that drive me totally bonkers:

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