Stuck in Your Head & 7 Other Bad Places for Writers to Get Stuck

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by Sondi Warner     1. Stuck In Your Head That brilliant book idea will never make it out of your dreams without careful planning and execution. That’s right, it’s a two-step. Whatever is holding you back—whether inexperience, under-confidence or a busy schedule—can be overcome when you plan how, what and when you will write. […]

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Buy Indie, Leave a Review

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  How Discovering Indie Authors Changed How I Read Books.   by Rainne Atkins   I got my first kindle in 2012 and as I read a few books from Amazon’s “Top 100 Free” I guess at least some of them were by indie authors, I just didn’t know it. I also joined Goodreads at around the same time, but the only reviews I left were for books I’d won in Goodreads giveaways. Last May, I started blogging. TweetPin8Share2230 Shares

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Self-Published Authors Are Taking Over

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Living in Portland, I was thrilled when I saw this recent article from Portland Monthly by Zach Dundas: While New York Sleeps, Self-Published Authors Are Taking Over Literature. As the articles sub-title declares, “A new breed of Portland writers goes solo.” Being a Portland writer gone solo myself, this article strikes right to the heart of […]

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Interview with Author Ellen Mansoor Collier

I am pleased to have Ellen Mansoor Collier join us here at Nothing Any Good. Ellen is the author of Jazz Age mystery series that has been called Boardwalk Empire meets Downton Abbey. The fourth book in the series—Vamps, Villains, and Vaudeville—was released last summer.  Welcome Ellen! Happy to be here—so flattered!   You enjoy alliteration in each of your […]

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