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Top 5 tips on how to have more time to write

How to Have More Time to Write
There’s a lot of work to being a writer besides, you know, writing. You’ve got to market, promo, be on social media, file your taxes, (find all the receipts you’ve been saving to file your taxes), send something to your critique partner or beta readers, go to writers […]

Five Reasons you need an author’s business plan

Five Reasons you need an author’s business plan

I love talking the business of being a writer, which is, of course, why I write books about it!

The second book in my series of business books for writers, Coffee Break Guides, The Coffee Break Guide to Business Plans for Writers: The Step-By-Step Guide to Taking Control […]

Do you need the Coffee Break Business Plans Workshop?

Do you wish you had some help and a push in the right direction to write your author business plan for 2015?

Have I got the class for you!
This February, I’m teaching The Coffee Break Business Plan class for Colorado Romance Writers. It’s online and any writer (whether you write romance or any other genre) […]

Five tips to promo your book on social media

Welcome to Social Media Saturday!
Today we’re talking about how to tell people about your book, new book release, event, etc, without being an irritating spammer.

Here are 5 tips to do that effectively:
You don’t have to be shy about promoting when you do it the right way.
Here are five tips that I’ve found work really […]

Five Tips easy for using Social Media Successfully

Welcome to Social Media Saturday!
In The Coffee Break Guide to Social Media for Writers I talk about how the core of social media is to actually be social. But how do you do that in the age of automation and spam?
Here are five tips to social media success:

1. Posts that actually provide real value.

If […]

A Whole menu of Coffee Break Guides for Self-Publishing

Hey writer friends, welcome to Self-Pubber Sunday.

Today I’m talking about book trailers and how to save money.

Whether you’re self-publishing or tradionally, book trailers are a fun way to get some notice for your books, but man can they be expensive. If you try to do it yourself it can take almost as long as […]

Hurray! The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing is finally here!

It was a long haul and even though I self-publish my own books, it took a truckload of research, but it’s finally here. I’m so excited to announce the launch of the third release in my line of business books for authors –
The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing: The Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Writing, […]

A book cover is worth a hundred thousand words

In The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing one of the topics I jumped on my soap box about was book covers.

Here’s my main point – Don’t do them yourself. Please.

People actually do judge a book by it’s cover, so you want yours to be the best it can be. That means hiring a […]

#TwitterFiction – I just might try it

Twitter.
Love it or hate it, Twitter is a very popular place for superfans to stalk, uh, find their favorite authors.
I have lots of fun in the land of 140 characters because I’m an instant gratifaction kind of girl, and (hopefully) I can actually talk to people.
What can an author do on Twitter?
I talk all […]

Pre-order The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing!

I’m super excited to announce the next book in the Coffee Break Guides series!
The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing! Ta-da!
(You can tell how excited I am based on the number of exclamation points!)

Do you want to publish your own book?
Good, you should!
Whether you’re an experienced author dipping your toes into self-publishing or you’re […]