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6 Ways To Engage Your Fans and Followers Online

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sending a poem, then asking your fans and followers to send it to eight other people may be one of the most annoying ways to engage them online. Here are 6 better ways!

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1. Q&As.

Allow your fans and followers to ask you questions about your literary works and upcoming projects. Allocate a one-hour Q&A session where you can spend time with your supporters, give them your undivided attention and answer any questions they [...]

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8 Quotes on Writing From Anne Frank

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Do you ever get frustrated because you’re trying to meet a writing deadline in a less than ideal situation. You may be riding in a car on a road trip or like me, sitting in the stands at your son’s baseball game. Before you complain, remember Anne Frank’s situation. During the Holocaust, the young Jewish girl spent two years in an attic in hiding and despite her circumstances she journaled her experiences. That journal became the classic book “The Diary [...]

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7 Steps To Outlining Your Novel

by Nikki Woods on Monday, May 9, 2016

Do you ever go grocery shopping without a list? You can accomplish the task, but you will inevitably forget something or buy something you already have at home. When you write without an outline that same type of inefficiency comes into play. You’ll leave out important stuff and include information that should have been left out. Here are 7 steps to outlining your novel.

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1. Create your premise.

Craft the basic idea [...]

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4 Steps To Find Your Niche and Reach Your Audience

by Nikki Woods on Friday, May 6, 2016

Imagine having a party for kids and serving sushi and cocktails. You wouldn’t dream of it. You would serve something appropriate and attractive to that audience of children. It’s just as important to write with your niche audience in mind, and to provide them with content that is appropriate and attractive to them. Here are four steps to help you reach your tribe.

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1. Identify your goals.

Think about what specific [...]

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3 Tips For Choosing The Right Title For Your Book

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Have you ever picked up a book based on its title? Of course you have and you’ve probably also been disappointed when the title is misleading or just doesn’t live up to the hype. Here are 3 tips for choosing the best title for your book.

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1. Be creative.

Your book title is the first think your potential reader sees, even before they begin to inspect your book cover. Additionally, if you think [...]

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3 Reasons Keywords are Important For Content Marketing

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Have you ever watched people holding up signs at televised sporting events? With the hundreds that are being waved around, only a few get on camera and that’s only because they’re the ones who get the attention of the director. When people are searching for our books, blogs or other online content we have to be aggressive about getting their attention. Here are some reasons using the right keywords are important:

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8 Places To Donate Your Books and Reach a Wider Audience

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Have you ever sampled delicious food at a grocery store? When I do, I either end up purchasing it on the spot or remembering to buy it on my next visit. The marketers of these products realize that a free sample goes a long way and you can use the same method with your book. Here are some suggestions.

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1. Schools.

You can never go wrong with donating books to educational institutions. [...]

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7 Ways To Organize Your Ideas For Writing Projects

by Nikki Woods on Monday, May 2, 2016

If you do a Google search on organizing your home, tons of magazine articles, books, online videos and cable TV shows pop up. People are making a living teaching the benefits of decluttering, downsizing and living a more simple life. Some of these benefits include being happier, making better decisions and even boosting our confidence. There are similar advantages to organizing our ideas for writing projects. Here are 7 tips:

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Do I Need a Literary Lawyer? 5 Things You Should Know

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, April 28, 2016

The old saying goes “You never need an attorney until you need an attorney,” and that holds true with literary lawyers as well. Most of us wait until we’re in trouble to begin scrambling for the kind of help we need. Here are 5 things you should know ahead of time.

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1. A book deal is a legal-binding agreement.

A publishing deal is a contract, and therefore it’s wise for authors to have a literary [...]

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4 Benefits of Attending Writing Retreats

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One of my favorite quotes from Oprah is “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” That’s what happens when we find opportunities to network and learn from other writers. Here are 4 benefits of attending writing retreats.

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1. Connect with other writers.

As a writer, one of the best feelings in the world is connecting with others who share your passion, understand your “writing mind” and the need for some [...]

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