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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Is Writing 15 Minutes A Day Enough?

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, April 30, 2015

I got this question via Twitter:

Nikki Woods, is writing 15 minutes a day enough?

I’ll put my answer to that question in a story.

A good friend of mine after graduating from college and landing her first job, told her aunt that she was planning to put away $50 per week toward her savings.  “Do you think that’s enough?” Her wise aunt replied, “$5 per week is enough if you commit to doing it.”

The moral of the story is sometimes we try [...]

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7 Ways To Make Your Book Summary Irresistible

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Have you ever thought about all that goes into producing some of the amazing movie trailers you see in theaters and on YouTube? It’s a collection of the film’s greatest elements condensed down to two minutes.  Bells, whistles, explosions, soundtracks, big stars, humor…a trailer gives the audience a chance to decide whether they will see a movie or not.

Imagine trying to do all in less than 30 seconds on paper or just using your words?  That’s pretty much what you [...]

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Can You Truly Create Money On-Demand?

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Not everyone loves talking about money. AND I’m sure you’ll agree that everyone loves to make more money. In order to make more money, there are very specific steps that you have to take.

My colleague Allyson Byrd, The Profit Accelerator™ is unapologetic about making money. She’s also determined to motivate you to do the same. She’s so motivated she gifting you a tool to get started right away.

Click >> HERE << to get instant access to Allyson’s Unapologetic Sales Accelerator [...]

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20 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Author Page Visibility

by Nikki Woods on Monday, April 27, 2015

There has been quite a lot of discontent among Facebook marketers of late due to the apparent decline in news feed visibility. The more cynical among us believe this is Facebook’s way of coercing page admins to pay to promote their posts in order to get the same exposure they once enjoyed for free. Whether this is true or not, the Facebook news feed is becoming an increasingly competitive marketing space – meaning you need to fight to be seen.

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Author Chat With Nikki Woods And Chef Ayinde Howell

by Nikki Woods on Friday, April 24, 2015

There may not be a app for that, but there is a book! Chef Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg co-created The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and the People Who Love Them. The 80-recipe book includes tips for how to create vegan meals that meat-eaters won’t complain about.

I talk with Chef Ayinde about how vegans and omnivores can coexist in a relationship, the most important thing to remember when introducing someone to veganism and how to [...]

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7 Musts For Having A Successful Author Platform

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, April 23, 2015

If my laptop has no power there could be many reasons for its immobilized state.  The battery could be could dead, the power cord could be unplugged or possibly I simply have to press the on button.

As authors, when it’s time for us to connect with our target audience there are also steps we have to take to make sure we’re plugged in.

RELATED CONTENT: 3 Ways To Rekindle Your Love of Writing

Think of your author platform as your laptop. Yes [...]

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7 Social Media Tips For Authors

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It’s crucial that you get this: One of the most important factors that traditional publishers use to decide whether to acquire a book is the marketing platform of its author.

You’d think that the main reason for approaching a traditional publisher is to reap the benefits of the publisher’s marketing, and you wouldn’t have to bring your own.

But you do and whether you’re working with a traditional publisher or you are a self-publisher, the potency of your marketing platform can determine [...]

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3 Ways To Rekindle Your Love of Writing

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There was a time when stories formed in your head about imaginary people in make-believe places. You got downright grouchy if you didn’t explore what happened to them.

It was magical.

Nonfiction used to be just as wondrous. Even when you had all the facts, you still had to find ‘the story within the story’ to make the piece shine. You enjoyed every moment of it, even during the tough times.

Not anymore.

Relationships require commitment and hard work. So does faithfulness to your [...]

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3 Ways To Determine How Long Should Your Book Be?

by Nikki Woods on Monday, April 20, 2015

When we’re reading a good book, most of us don’t ever want it to end.  But when we’re writing a book,we often obsess over how long it should be.

Some experts suggest that you write as much or as little as it takes to tell your story. 

Most say your book should not go over 75,000 words.   But now with so many people using e-book readers like Kindle. coupled with our shortened attention spans, 40,00 to 60,000 words may be the [...]

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3 Best Practices When Looking For An Editor

by Nikki Woods on Friday, April 17, 2015

After surgery, would you consider stitching yourself up just to save money?  How about having your mom or best friend do it because they like to sew? Of course you wouldn’t!  Yet you might think that you or a close relative can edit your book once you finish it.  A lot of people make this mistake and they pay dearly for it in all kinds of ways.

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Whether you’re self publishing or using publishing company,  using a professional [...]

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