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Want to Create Believable Fictional Characters?

Start with a Psychological Profile by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Each Friday, my family has a tradition. Two of my adult sons visit for what I call our weekly dinner and a movie. Choosing what we will watch next has become quite the process. My youngest is a cinephile; the show must be well made. We will…

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Why Writers Need Multiple Streams of Income

It’s more important than it seems by Ashley Shannon Growing up, there were a few key phrases that my mom used to teach us lessons. I don’t know she thought it was easier to hear lessons in the form of idioms that made them easier to remember or learn, but whatever the reason, she had…

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The Importance of Writing Topics & Writing about What You Know

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy When coaching a new writer, one of the first things I want to hear is their marketing plan, which includes their five key writing topics. Whether they know this, these subjects will be their brand or author theme. Most look puzzled. “What do you mean?” they ask. “What five general topics…

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Do You Want to Know the Secret to Being a Better Writer? Join a Writers’ Community!

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Before I can sit down to write, I have to clean off the counters, make the bed, and do the dishes. For some reason, I can’t write in a cluttered house. Maybe that was the idea behind the quote, “a messy house equals a messy mind.” All I know is that…

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How to Start Writing a Book

by Ashley Shannon Each person reacts differently when they realize they want to write a book. It’s the easiest part of the process for some, whereas it may be the hardest for others. It could be as simple as “I have this idea, I’m going to write about it!” or it could feel like a…

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How to Build an Author’s Platform

What is an “author platform?” by Ashley Shannon Much like moving to a stage and standing behind a podium to deliver a message, your author platform is where you share your thoughts and ideas. Loosely defined, it comprises all the places where you communicate, such as your social media posts, podcasts, author website, YouTube videos,…

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Why Do You Write? Here’s Why I Do.

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Why do you write? Do you dream of seeing your name on a book’s spine? Maybe you’d love to see yourself at a podium reading a passage that you wrote? Or receiving a big royalty check?  The Role of Books in My Life Stories, as books, novellas, and essays, have played…

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EPISODE 18: Reusing Content for Building Platforms

In this week’s episode, Ashley and Kerry chat about how they create content and use it over multiple platforms. NEED CREATIVE INSPIRATION? Come Join Our Writers Retreat! Join us for a 5-day October or February trip to the gorgeous Riviera Maya area of Mexico! Come write on the beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Space is…

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How to Publish Your Book
How to Publish Your Book
EPISODE 18: Reusing Content for Building Platforms
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EPISODE 17: The Differences in Writing Non-Fiction and Fiction

In this week’s episode, Ashley and Kerry chat about what it’s like for them to write fiction vs. non-fiction. WINTER WRITER RETREAT Come Join Our Writers Retreat! Join us for a 5-day February trip to the gorgeous Riviera Maya area of Mexico! Come write on the beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Space is limited! Reserve…

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How to Publish Your Book
How to Publish Your Book
EPISODE 17: The Differences in Writing Non-Fiction and Fiction
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EPISODES 16: Finding the Right Virtual Assistant

In this week’s episode, Ashley and Kerry chat about what to do when you can’t do all the things! Hiring the right virtual assistant can be daunting but it can solve a lot of problems within your business. Listen in for some great tips on where to find the perfect VA for you! LOOKING FOR…

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How to Publish Your Book
How to Publish Your Book
EPISODES 16: Finding the Right Virtual Assistant
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