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Your Inner Author Nagging

Mary Keeley

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An email a few days ago explained the alert beeping in the back of my mind that I’ve been dismissing since the holidays. We all have these nigglings from time to time that hint something is awry. …

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The Authorpreneur

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Experts have posted a horde of prognostication-type articles in the past several weeks. It’s always like this at the beginning of a new year. I’ve read a lot of them, not only those directly associated with publishing …

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Surround Yourself with Motivation

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The view out my office window yesterday morning was spectacular. Just the right amount of pure white snow had fallen. But what took my breath away were the trees. They had been clothed in crystal white ice …

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2 Tips for Growing a Loyal Readership

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Authors, published and unpublished, must take charge of all areas of their career, and at the top of the list is growing, and then maintaining, a loyal audience. The earlier you begin the better because a substantial …

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3 Tips for Your Marketing Campaign

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Our office is closed for the holidays so we can spend the holidays with our families. This post is from our archives, and is one of our “Best of.” We’ll return with new posts when the office …

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Christmas Carols Tell the Story

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

 

Oh little town of Bethlehem, it came upon a midnight clear

twas the birthday of the King, away in a manger on a silent night, holy night.

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His was the breath of heaven. The first noel. …

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Establishing Your Unique Author Brand

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Last week I blogged on identifying your unique brand, and we had a lively discussion. Picking up on that interaction, this week I’ll offer tips on establishing your unique brand once you have defined it clearly.…

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Identifying Your Unique Brand

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Often I talk to writers who are confused about the necessity of author branding and what goes into determining their unique brand. The quick answer is that the best way to guard your author identity is to …

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2015, A Year for Hope

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Inevitably, December sneaks in through the back door while we’re still cleaning up the dining room after Thanksgiving. Rude, isn’t it. In another week, editors will cease entertaining submissions and focus on finishing current projects before taking …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Despite the death of roughly half the Pilgrims during the first harsh winter of the Plymouth colony, the grieving survivors celebrated several days of thanksgiving to God for his care and bountiful harvest the next year. Though …

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