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Daily Writing Is No Joke…Once You Stop, Restarting Is A Bitch

Be A Better Writer Daily Writing Is No Joke…Once You Stop, Restarting Is A Bitch Image by succo from Pixabay This month, I broke a 31-week daily writing streak. I felt just like a writer while getting my Hemmingway on every day. Since I write early, the completion of my minimum writing task for the day, started me on …

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Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Executing Your First Self-Published Book

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.com /license free for commercial use If self-publishing was easy, everyone would be a published author. Self-publishing my first book taught me that writing is a tough gig. You Can’t Just Write the Book and Walk Away (Too Little) The ins and outs of writing, publishing and marketing are new to most …

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3 Surprising Things I Learned While Writing My 4th Book

I will publish the 4th book in my $7 memoir series in November. I’m currently working on the first edit of the rough draft. Book 1: “Never a $7 Whore: My Journey from a Lady of the Night to the Lady of the Boardroom” (will be retitled and relaunched on Amazon as “It Doesn’t Matter …

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Self-Publishing Sweat Equity is Not the Key

In self-publishing, the banker is the writer.  The person financing all activities in one way or another is the writer.  The person assuming all the financial risks is the writer.  The writer has three choices: Reach into their pocket and pay to have all the required done others. Do all the work themselves Perform some …

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Self-Publishing Marketing. Distinguishing Yourself from the Crowd

1,216 Toni Crowes’ How many Toni Crowe’s are there? As of today, when you search for Toni Crowe in Google, there are 1,216 Toni Crowes on the internet. One thousand two hundred and sixteen.  The Toni Crowe that is me has written a book, NEVER A $7 Whore (live on Amazon on August 05, launching …

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Self-Publishing: I’m not friendly, I’m an engineer

I’m not that friendly, I’m an engineer. When I started working on my new book I had no idea that I would need friends., lots of friends, for the marketing portion of my self-publishing book campaign. I’m an engineer, I’m not that friendly. I am not a person who joins many of groups or networks. …

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Self-Publishing Marketing = Progressive Elaboration

What is progressive elaboration? Per the Project Management Institute, in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK), progressive elaboration is continuously improving and detailing a plan as more details and specific information and more accurate estimates become available. Progressive elaboration applied to self-publishing marketing means the marketing plan will be updated continuously as better information …

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