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Three Ways to Make Resistance Irrelevant and Win the Struggle to Create and Market Your Art

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Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing & Marketing and I Didn’t Write It

This is the book you were looking for.

Write. Publish. Repeat. is the book I was writing, in fact. Except I didn’t write it. A couple even more experienced and successful guys beat me to the punch.

Barring my note below, this is the book I was writing. Mine was going to be called Commonsense Zero-Cost DIY Marketing for Authors.

Try as I might, I can’t find a reason to invest the time and creative energy into duplicating a book that already exists.

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How I Write

Or, more accurately, how I begin the process of moving toward my books.

Planning is a left-brain process. Creativity has to have a healthy dose of right brain. You need both. The apocryphal Hemingwayesque “write drunk, edit sober.”

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Here’s a very short version of my story-generating process, which thus far has given me good results blending left and right, analytical and creative: (more…)


Making Progress on My Marketing Book

photo http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1016743 by Hazel Bregazzi http://www.sxc.hu/profile/HbregazziIn two days we have transmogrified three-quarters of a page of notes into nearly nine-thousand words, making up the first two chapters of Commonsense Zero-Cost DIY Marketing for Authors.

It’s going to be a real push to launch the book on January 1st as I had hoped.

I’m not certain I’m going to make it. I am certain I’m still going to try.