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Interview Prep: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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I’ve previously shared advice on giving interviews, but it’s such an important subject, both in terms of the work needed to prepare and how it can impact an author’s public...

Building Your Street Team: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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What is a street team? You might not have heard of the term, especially if you’re not familiar with marketing advice given to self-publishers. A street team is essentially a...

Finding a Place for Your Short Stories: Really Useful Links by Paul...
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Short stories are an excellent way to hone your writing skills. With the right outlets, they can also be an opportunity to pursue publication and start building a back catalogue...

Supplementing Your Income: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It’s difficult to earn a living solely from royalties. The market is crowded and highly competitive. Advances are down, or even non-existent. Royalties remain relatively low, especially for traditionally-published ebooks....

Writing Advice to Avoid: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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I always try to share the best advice, but there are times when a piece of advice is flawed, or biased, or just not applicable to your situation. While I...

Kick-Starting the New Year: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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No, not that kind of Kickstarter. Christmas can be a difficult time to maintain routines, and despite our best intentions, New Year’s resolutions are often wishful thinking. As such, it...

Writing Over The Holidays: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hannukah, Kwanza, or nothing at all, it’s an absolute guarantee that the end of December is going to test your writing discipline like no other...

My Top 5 Books on Writing by Keris Stainton
Posted by Keris Stainton in , .

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott I love everything Anne Lamott writes. She pulls no punches, she’s frequently hilarious, and Bird by Bird has the most succinct pieces of writing...

Gifts for Authors: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It’s the season for gift-giving. A couple of years ago, I offered up some suggestions for gifts you could get the author in your life, and this year I thought...

When You’ve Finished Your Novel: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

It’s a wrap on NaNoWriMo 2017, and I hope those of you who took part enjoyed the experience, regardless of how many words you wrote in the end. 50,000 words...