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THWT Question for 30 JUN 2020

Let’s talk about listening to a book in today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday Question: Have any of your books/stories been made into an audio book? If so, what was the experience like? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Seven

Number Thirty-Seven Don’t Pass Up Free Promotion In this post, I’m going to pick on Twitter only for the sake of simplicity and clarity. The same concepts apply to other social media sites and to promotion in general, so try to expand your awareness to those other areas as well. Promotion of your books is, …

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THWT Question for 23 JUN 2020

Today on Two Hundred Word Tuesday we’ll take a look back at your writing past… Thinking back to the first story you wrote and actually sold, was it: Too Long; Too Short; or Just the Right Length? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Six

Number Thirty-Six Advertising Bang versus Bucks Many people think of promotion and promoting their books. In more general terms, promotion is just a subset of advertising. But no matter what you call it, you need to get the most bang for the buck when you are trying to sell your books. Now, if you’re really …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Five

Number Thirty-Five Ignore the Critics As a group, critics are pompous morons. Sorry, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em. Anyone remember Phil Collins? How many of his albums did you buy? Want to know what the critics thought of people who bought Phil Collins albums? Try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins#Criticism on for size. And critics today …

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THWT Question for 09 JUN 2020

Here is the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today: What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Four

Number Thirty-Four Don’t Give Away the Store Let me start off saying that I do enjoy a little gambling now and then. I’ll buy lottery tickets from time to time. I’ll drop a few dollars in the one-armed bandits as well. I like to play penny-ante poker (real poker, not the assorted nonsense popular in …

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THWT Question for 02 JUN 2020

The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for June 2020 is: Are there any new authors that have grabbed your interest? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Three

Number Thirty-Three To Thine Own Self Be True And for God’s sake let others do it, too! I can’t tell you how often I see comments in mailing lists, blogs, seminars, and any number of other venues where someone who fancies themselves to be a successful author is telling everyone how they should all do …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Two

Number Thirty-Two Pick a P-Word That Works for You Some people in the industry are into buzz words. Really into buzz words. They can sound like a cliché festival run amok sometimes. As for me, I hate buzz words, corporate-speak, and pretty much anything politically correct. I’m the CEO and board chair of a reasonable …

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