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The essential why and the nitty-gritty how of indie author mailing lists and promo swaps #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway

Are you an indie author feeling overwhelmed by marketing advice, yet still unsure how to network with readers and other authors? Today we're talking about mailing lists—why you need one and how to build lasting connections with your readers & peers. Read to the bottom for to enter today's giveaways!

A #MustRead intro to self-marketing for indie & unpublished authors #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway

In today's intro to Networking Week (Become a Networking Ninja!), writing coach and author Beth Barany talks about the importance of marketing even before you become published and lays out a simple, easy-to-follow plan for setting up your strategy. Don't miss the giveaways at the bottom of the post!

It’s About Time #MadAboutDetails

Today's episode of #MadAboutDetails is all about verb use in sentence structure. Peek in and find out how rephrasing a sentence can slow down or speed up the action. Do you have any examples of your work where a sentence re-structuring boosted the the way a passage reads, its momentum?

All Tensed Up #MadAboutDetails

In this episode of #MadAboutDetails, find out how verb tense—adding a single word—changes a reader's perception of a character. Do you have any examples of your work where a seemingly simple verb tense decision significantly changes the way a passage reads, its intent?