How to Build Your Author Platform

September 1, 2023

Guest blog by David Loy   “You need to grow an audience.”   “You need to build an email list.”   “You need to get more followers.”   These sound like different messages, but they all point to the same foundation: You need to build an author platform. Like most aspiring writers, you might wonder: […]

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author website

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating an Effective Author Website

August 31, 2023

If you’re an author, published or not, you need your own website. Period. Why am I so forthright about this? Because of the realities of publishing today. You’ve heard and read of your need for an author platform—a following, a tribe, visibility. Well, that all starts with having your own author website. Regardless of what […]

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Guide to christian writing contests in 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to Writing Contests Through 2024

August 18, 2023

Regardless where you are on your writing journey, you can benefit from entering contests. The right contest can tell you: Where you stand How you measure up against the competition What you still need to learn And you could win cash. That’s why my team researched a wide range of high-quality contests. We’ve included free […]

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How to Write a Children’s Book and Submit It to Publishers

March 22, 2022

Publishing a children’s book in today’s extremely competitive market can be tough. And because most such books require four-color illustrations, they are also the most expensive to print — though most publishers have this done overseas. You might think it’s easier to write children’s books because they’re shorter than adult novels. Well, they might not […]

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How to become an author

How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide

June 22, 2021

So you want to become an author… Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news first: Writing your book won’t be easy. If you’re in the middle of that right now, you know exactly what I mean. But here’s the good news: All that work could open some amazing possibilities for you: […]

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