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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Why is Blogging Important? 7 Credible Reasons

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Can you market your book without a having a blog? Yes. You can also have pancakes without syrup. But why would you? Here are some reasons why blogging may be more necessary than you think.

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1. It helps you build an audience.

In today’s world, people are constantly searching for valuable information and ways to connect with those who provide that information. If you’re someone who’s skilled or an expert in a particular subject area, [...]

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5 Strategies for Successful Speaking Engagements

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, October 6, 2016

“But I’m a writer, not a speaker!” Not any more, especially if you want to be able to promote your book and your brand to people who are probably eager to buy. Here are some tips:

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1. Research the conference.

Landing a speaking engagement gig will most likely have you feeling overjoyed and excited. Now that you’ve achieved this goal, it’s time to prepare for your presentation. Research your upcoming conference to determine the [...]

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Creating Believable Characters: 7 Pieces of Advice

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The best books have characters that remind you of your real life family and friends. Bestselling author Terry McMillan says she creates believable characters by giving them traits of people she knows well. Here are some more helpful tips.

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1. Jot down your ideas.

As you begin brainstorming ideas for your short story or novel, you’ll also embark on identifying the type of characters to take readers on this journey. Make [...]

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