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Tool to Track Amazon SalesRank ;-)

You might know this already, but you can get a daily email with your books rankings. It shows the highest SalesRank for each book in that 24 hour period.   Right now, I just print it out, and put it in a folder (green, of course) to refer back to when I

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WP, Icons, SFR, and Beppi! ;-)

Hello my fellow writers, For the next few weeks, I’ll be working from long To Do lists, as I launch a new pen name with 6 books (Pre-orders, here I come!), reboot an old pen name by targeting a new readership with new covers and a new book, and continue writing yet

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Protect Your Rights

I’m still reeling from hearing the news of Prince’s death. Here is an excellent article.   http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/opinions/prince-eight-things-to-know-jones/index.html   Look at the last point. He got his rights back.   In these days of Indie Publishing, we need to remember how important our intellectual property rights are… they are our primary business assets.

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Doubts, Commonsense, and One Last Chance

Hello my fellow writers, Let me start with a haiku, because this is my new favorite mode of procrastination <very big grin> Gray day at the beach. It is gray here, too, so why Am I not writing? Now… on to the email 😉 DOUBTS I just got off a Saturday morning

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Want to know more about the second largest genre on Kindle?

Pretty much everyone knows that ROMANCE is the largest fiction genre… and I am also sure that you understand that Genre in and of itself is too large to mean anything… Drilling down into sub and sub-sub-genres is how you need to focus your efforts to find readers and meet their expectations.

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#FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days

Mean Crit Partner emailed me a link to this… I plan to watch as it goes. Many kudos to Kaye Dacus for doing this… even if the color coding is minimal. 😉 #FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days For those of us who are planners <waves hand wildly>

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Writer BEWARE!

KNOW YOUR ASINs… and keep an eye on them! This is a terrifying threat! Kindle Counterfeiting — A Growing Threat to Authors

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Sticky Notes

Speaking of process… This was an ad presented to me on CNN… I clicked thru out of curiosity… If you are a visual person, this may be worth a look… Definitely some good ideas that can be applied to the Fiction Writing Process And yes, I consider sticky notes to be one

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Writing Process

NOTE – This is Chuck Wendig and therefore NSFW. Don’t read if you are easily offended 😉 When I was in grad school, there were two books that changed my life within the grad school context. One was a book on scene design. It had cool stuff in it, but the best

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For New Kindling Members ;-)

Some thoughts… Especially for the newer members of Kindling Let me start by saying WELCOME! Congratulations on joining us and taking action. I have weekly Skype calls with MCP – Mean Crit Partner. In addition to berating each other for not getting enough work done, we also have long involved conversations about