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5 Ways to Love Your Library

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It’ s National Library week. CNN Travel featured a lovely slideshow with 20 gorgeous photos of libraries (Thank you Geri Lafferty for sharing it with me!). When we first moved to Saunderstown at the start of winter and I felt lonely, the library provided a place to get to know my neighbors and make friends. When my sons were small, we frequented more than half a dozen of the beautiful libraries in Rhode Island: from the smallest (Willett Free) to the one with the fun playhouse (Newport) to the one with the best view (North Kingstown’s lovely pond view) to[...]

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A Big Leap in Author Platform: Victoria Dunckley’s Big Breakthrough

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Have you been putting one foot in front of the other with your author platform–writing blog posts, showing up for social media, tweeting about colleague’s posts, and wondering when your platform might take off? Here’s a true life story to inspire you to keep doing what you’re doing. You never know where the next small step will take you. I received this e-mail from my client, Victoria Dunckley, MD, addressed to me and Vicki’s agent and publisher after I forwarded a link to her and suggested she posts a comment. You won’t believe what happened next: “A few weeks ago[...]

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Steps to Take After Writing a Book: Book Marketing, Publishing and More

Wow, we had a great call on how to get started writing a book. I’ve answered over a dozen of the 224 questions and comments in the posts on how to start writing and how to write a memoir. Several people wrote to say they’d finished writing their books. What next? How do I market my book? How to publish? Digital or print? Here are some of their questions and my answers. Don’t see your question? Feel free to ask as a comment below and I promise to answer! Terrance asked: “Are there any useful hints/steps to take between a[...]

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How to Write a Book: How to Get Started and Other Beginner Challenges

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Wow, we had TONS of fantastic questions for Tuesday’s Jump Start Your Book Call (224 questions and comments all together). Today’s Topic is How to Write a Book: How to get started and answers to other beginner challenges. You can also read my earlier post answering questions on how to write a memoir. If you don’t find your question here, feel free to ask again below as a comment. Please hold questions on publishing, book marketing, promotion, editing, etc. as I will answer them in a forthcoming post. For now the topic is how to get started writing a book[...]

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How to Write a Memoir: Answers to Your Questions from the Call

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Wow, we had a great call on how to get started writing a book on Tuesday. We received 224 comments and questions when people registered. So, as you might imagine, we hardly scratched the surfacing in answering in our 1 hour call. Over the next few weeks, I’ll answer as many questions as I can, grouped by topic. If you find your topic, but not your question, just ask as a comment below and I promise to answer. And feel free to ask new questions as they get sparked! Stephany asked, “How to Start a Memoir?” Well, without knowing your[...]

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