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Marketing Indie Books For Dummies

Last Thursday, I released the first book in my four-part series The Belle Âme Chronicles. Not only did this mark the start of a new series that I am madly in love with (and plan to submit for my graduate school application), but it also marked the end of my previous saga.

My initial two novels were based on a short story series written from late-2002 through mid-2008, known as the “Fab Gang”. Featuring a plethora of characters loosely based on my favourite anime protagonists and antagonists, Fab Gang was a hodge-podge of chaos that only a teenager’s mind could manifest. Still, you can’t write something for so long without giving it a proper ending, and The Banana Avenue Chronicles did just that.

But my high school pennings are in the past...

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NaNoWriMo 2017 Looms On The Horizon…

The time is near. One week away, to be exact. National Novel Writing Month (affectionately referred to as “NaNoWriMo”) begins on Wednesday, November 01st, 2017, and writers everywhere are freaking out.

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is an annual writing challenge that runs from November 01st-30th. The goal? To write 50,000 words of a manuscript within those thirty days…which is the minimum length requirement for a standard novel (20,000-49,999 grants you a novella in the writing world). In order to hit this goal, writers are encouraged to write 1667 words each day to stay on track. It sounds easy. Some days, it is. But overall, it is a daunting challenge with a high reward.

As the author of two published novels with multiple NaNoWriMo cycles under her belt, I have provided some tips and ad...

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An Ode To A Proposal

At work, I’ve been getting more responsibilities, which is fine by me. I currently help on a major support basis and do some PR on the side. My boss has mentioned transitioning me into a fully PR spot, which is definitely up my alley. I love getting to contact fun customers and just interview them and learn how their using their software.

At my last job, we had some real grade-A wackos who just didn’t respect women in tech, but over the past year, I have experienced zero of that at Switcher Studio. Our clientele loves all of our team, including the women! That’s great in and of itself.

My assignment for over the weekend was to write a proposal for our company’s new social media strategy. I feel like it came out well (we’ll see after I have to present it tomorrow @...

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The Pains Of Graphic Design

There’s a lot of topics that I will toot my own horn about. I believe that I am a great writer. I believe that I am a great videographer. I believe that I am a great photographer.

I am not a great graphic designer.

It is of no great error on my part. It is just from where my high school and college courses were heavy on writing, filmmaking, and photography, I was able to really hone those tasks with advanced techniques. However, the opportunity never arose for me to take a graphic design course. My knowledge of Photoshop involves photo editing and basic digital art painting. Whenever I have needed a well-done graphic, I have always just reached out to a friend and asked them to cook something up for me…which is weird, as I usually like retaining full control over my work.

When did I not do...

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