Organizing My Bookshelf – Author Vlog

Last week you saw me renovating my office and this week I’m organizing my bookshelf! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

How to Start Writing a Novel

It’s all too often I hear from aspiring authors who want to write a book but don’t know where to start. Writing a book is hard, and writing a book that people want to read is even harder. Today I want to talk about a few things; brainstorming story ideas, how you should go about outlining and planning things, and how to actually sit back and start writing your novel.

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Why Write Book Reviews? The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci

As an indie author, it’s super important to get reviews on my books. Support, in general, is great; tweets about my books, photos of it on Instagram, I love it all! In order to support an indie author and allow us to continue writing books you, as the reader, must tell other people about our books so we can continue to write and thrive as authors. What’s the holy grail of supporting an indie author? Book reviews!

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Is Writing Easy? Writers Debunking Writing Myths

Today’s blog post is a part of Dianna Gunn’s Writers Debunking Writing Myths collab. A few of us AuthorTubers banded together to talk about some of the myths that have popped up over the years when it comes to writing, so after you watch my video, be sure to check out the whole playlist on YouTube!

Today’s myth: Writing is easy. Simple Enough, right? I’m sad to say, writing is not easy. Writing is a craft, which means it’s not only a very subjective field, but it’s a field where you never stop learning. No matter how good you are as a writer, there will always be room for improvement. With that said, today I’m spending my time talking you, explaining why writing is not and should not be easy.

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How to Host a Virtual Book Launch – Marketing for Authors

In the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of different videos on things you can do to help promote your book when it first launches. I’ve talked about how to host a book signing and how to arrange a blog tour for your novel. Those are two different options for a book launch and today I wanted to talk about a third option: virtual book launch.

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How to Make a Book Trailer (The Easy Way)

Every time one of my novels come out, I create a book trailer that releases about a week or so before the book comes out. The book trailer helps create a ton of hype for the novels and also tells people where to go to buy the book. I have a YouTube video that I’ve made in the past that goes into detail about how I create my book trailers, but today I want to talk about how anyone can create a book trailer. No experience in video editing or filming necessary.

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Social Media Marketing for Authors || Self-Publishing

As promised, today we’re going to be talking about all things social media marketing. I’m going to be going through all the major social media networks and how you can use them as an author to help market your book and hopefully get a few sales out of it as well. Keep in mind, with all social media networks, you don’t want to push your books onto people. You want to interact and grow followers who look up to you as someone they can trust. As you establish yourself as someone who creates valuable content, even if it’s just tweets or Instagram posts, then your followers will see you as someone who would create a book good enough to buy and hopefully fall in love with.

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Publishing a Book – How to Arrange a Blog Tour

A few weeks ago we talked about how to host a book launch so by popular request, today we’ll be talking about how to arrange a blog tour. By the end of this blog post you’ll know why your book needs a blog tour, how you should arrange it, and how you make sure everyone knows about it.

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Why You Should Participate in NaNoWriMo

What’s the point of participating in National Novel Writing Month? There are a few people out there that think NaNoWriMo isn’t right for them because they think if they force themselves to write 50,000 words in one month it won’t be good, and this may be true,  but this could be said for any first draft of a novel. It’s not going to come out good, but it will get you started. NaNoWriMo is a huge community of writers coming together to help motivate each other. During the month of November, you learn how to get yourself into the habit of writing every day. If at the end of the month, it’s not too good, that’s fine. You can fix that in draft two. Don’t believe me? Well, check out some of these New York Times Bestselling authors that wrote their novels during NaNoWriMo.

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Get a Signed Postcard! – I am Mercy Anniversary

Yesterday was the two year anniversary of I am Mercy! I am Mercy is a historical fantasy novel that is a companion novel to Essence. It takes in 14th century France during the black plague during a time of desperation and dark magic.

In celebration of two years, I’ve decided to start something new. I recently created postcards that I’ll be signing and mailing out! I’ll be giving out the postcards for free to anyone who’s written a review of Essence or I am Mercy. Besides being signed, each postcard will also have a custom message written by your’s truly!

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