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Book Signings Are Fun by Beth Carter

Over the years, I’ve had at least thirty book signings. I admit I’ve slowed down because it’s much easier to promote my work via social media while at home in my yoga pants (or let’s face it, pj’s.) Sometimes as … Continue reading

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Readers make me smile!

I am a firm believer that the stories in a book are a collaborative work between the writer and the reader. As a writer I work hard to find just the right words to describe my world and bring my … Continue reading

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AUTHORS and BOOK CLUBS

As an author, I’ve met with two very different book clubs. One had 6-8 female readers located in the tiny town of Ash Grove. The other book club was large–about 30-35 members, half of whom were men, not exactly my … Continue reading

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Are you afraid of the sophomore slump?

Wikipedia defines the sophomore slump as, “an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort.” Like say, the second book of your series, which is about to release in, ohhhhh, maybe … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Takeaways & Tips by Beth Carter

What a busy fall this has been! On the heels of my mid-August release of SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, I attended three writers’ conferences and book signings in September and October. Whew! I’m just now catching my breath. All three conferences … Continue reading

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Beat the Block.

Yeah, yeah, this has been done a million times before. But not by me! 😛 Today I’m talking about Writer’s Block, this enigmatic phenomena of when your creative brain hits a wall in a juicy explosion of frustrating glory. And … Continue reading

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Paid Book Promotions: Yay or Nay?

Hello, lovelies! I wanted to do an elaborate post about Writer’s Block (which will likely be my next topic here at the SMP blog), but it’s been a crazy few months and I’m a little short on time (deadlines abound … Continue reading

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Use Focus Groups Before Your Novel is Published by Beth Carter

What? Use a focus group for novels? Why not! Marketers use focus groups. So can authors, I say. And I did. Let’s back up a bit. We write for readers, right? And we write because we love it but we … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags – To Be or Not To Be?

by Linda Bennett Pennell Man, there certainly is a lot of advice for authors floating around these days! If interested, a writer could spend most of his/her time reading, rather than slaving away on the ole manuscript. Some advice can … Continue reading

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TOP TEN BOOK SIGNING DO’s & DONT’s by Beth Carter

As authors, many of us tend to market our books using social media. That’s a fantastic way to market our work especially since we can do it in our PJs from the comfort of our home. That said, I truly … Continue reading

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