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What to Do After a Writers Conference

Congratulations! You made it through the conference! To get the most bang for your buck, here are 6 steps of what you should do after the conference is over. Reconnect. Before you take a break, follow-up on any connections that may lead to an opportunity. Most...

How to Prepare for a Writers Conference

Ahhhh, there is nothing like the excitement of a writers conference. There are so many possibilities for learning, making connections, and becoming a better writer. At Write Reach, want to help you make the most of conferences so we created a series of tips and tricks...

Setting Goals for a Writers Conference

My classmates and I groaned whenever the school counselor came in to talk about setting goals. “Can anyone tell me what SMART stands for?” he would ask. Under our breath, we muttered, “Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound.”...

Stream of Consciousness

When you have writer's block or are particularly not motivated to work on your book, try Stream of Consciousness writing. The term was introduced by William James in 1890 and Dorothy Richardson was the first to apply the concept to a writing style with her book...

Local Leverage

"Use the power of your community—and the people you know—to gain momentum...It’s often easier to gain traction that way, and encourage word of mouth to ripple further out as a stepping-stone to the more difficult PR wins."-Jane Friedman Trying to go too big too soon...

Mindset of the Marketer

"Selfish marketing doesn't last." -Seth Godin This article is one of the most inspiring I've read in regard to marketing and made me think of marketing in a whole new light. Too often the mindset of the marketer is "How is this going to help me succeed, make money,...

Page, Profile, or Group?

  Where Facebook is concerned you have 3 different options you can utilize for marketing. You can use your personal profile page, create a business page and/or create groups. There are pros and cons of each, which have been outlined below. Some of this list and...

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

You should be able to describe your book in 15 seconds or less. This ensures that you retain the attention of your audience whether they be publisher, fellow author, friend, movie director, or journalist. The elevator pitch of your book should provide a concise...

Reaping Reviews

I never purchase anything without first looking at the number of reviews a product has and how high it is rated. Regardless of what you are selling, you need reviews. "More than 88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decision." But remember...

Be Proud of Your Work

Even if your book is not a best seller, you should still be proud of your work and what you have accomplished. Writing a book is HARD. It is physically, emotionally, and spiritually straining to write a novel. I imagine that many aspired authors quit before they are...

Be Aware

Part of being successful is being aware. You need to be aware of your competition. You need to be aware of events that pertain to your career so that you have networking opportunities.You need to be aware of any publicity you receive online. This could me a mention of...

It only takes seconds

I recently read the 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. In this book she discusses how our mind can be our worst enemy. Sometimes instead of taking action, we let our minds take over. Within 5 seconds our bodies and natural instincts can be talked out of doing something...