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106-2B: Nothing is Certain Until You're Dead, but Your God(s) probably Negotiate...

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Are you reading this before your book comes out? STOP! We’re into the world of networking, and it’s damn hard to write and do this, plus your entrée into the world of networking is your book, so it must exist.

Now, for those of you whose book came out, and you’re promoting the hell out of it, what can you do? Of course, keep marketing it online, write and publish another, but you can start also start networking during that process.

Did you join a writer’s group already? If you did not,...

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106-2A: The Greatest Lie The Devil Ever Told....

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Today we are going to talk about personal appearances, such as radio/television/print interviews, appearing at conventions, and presenting at conferences. Please note that most websites that push these concepts as good ideas are run by people who have been in publishing for over twenty years, who may not understand why publishing is so massively different today than it was back then.


Let's take a trip in the way-back machine



We have to take a diversion here. Some of us are old enough to remembe...

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106-1C: Liars, Tycoons, and Bars, Oh My! (Dorothy Hits the City)

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 

You’re at the point of marketing where things get tricky. You may be Dread Pirate Roberts, and you got the girl, but now we enter the Fire Swamp. We have fire spouts, lightning sand, ROUSes, and an evil prince waiting for you.


Let’s get down to honest brass tacks now. In a perfect world you will have blog tours, contests, and giveaways planned before you publish. And almost every writing website on earth will tout these. Though when used effectively they are the BEST promotional marketing ...

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Writing 103: 3-B: If A Mime Falls In A Forest, What Is the Sound Of One Hand Clapping

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Writing 103 
Well you're on a break from writing and editing now. First up, why the break? The short is you will return to editing again but you need a fresh mind. By now you have read your work so much you'll be tempted to skip parts as you read because you have memorized them. You need a good, productive break to keep your mind engaged elsewhere so when you return for your true, final edit, you will be the most effective.

Sadly, this isn't either type of break


Now is the time to start marketing yourself. ...

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