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My favorite blogging tools: A guest post from The Picky Bookworm

(Ahem, Amy here. I'm so excited to introduce you all to Pamela from The Picky Bookworm with this guest post on favorite blogging tools. Take it away!....) --- All bloggers have their favorite tools. I can’t think of a single blogger you could find who didn’t have a list of at least 4 tools they use, and why. From automation to newsletters, bloggers have been finding ways to make blogging easier for years. I’ve listed my favorite blogging tools below, and I’ll tell ya, they make my job so much easier!

Image of a mailing from Norah Aven Chronicles Flower Letters - includes letter, sticker, and newspaper article.
for the Bookworms, Showcasing other Creatives

The Flower Letters: a different way to story

I always love finding and learning about different story structures. So when I heard about The Flower Letters, I had to snag it up. Receive a story in the mail over the course of a year, in the medium of letters the characters write (plus bonus fun things like stickers and newspaper articles and such that broaden the story world more!) Check out the most recent mailing I received in this post...

cover page for the draft story, reads "Unfixed - Amy L. Sauder - Confidential Draft - Do not Distribute". In the bottom corner you can see the stats that it's at 398 pages, 77k words.
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A circus story 10 years in the making

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for the Writers

Traditional or indie publishing, that is the question

So how does a writer choose between traditional and indie publishing? And what if an author chooses....both? For I Know You Like a Murder, it was an easy decision for me. In this blogpost I talk about the factors in deciding and what I'm looking at for my new paranormal circus novel....

for the Writers

The myth of 2 options: starving artist or household name

Ya know that myth of only two options, where in books & films any author is either a starving artist or a bestseller household name, no in between? Of course that comes from a scarcity mindset, but more specifically I've been thinking this comes from humans just not being able to grasp super large numbers easily, like for instance, how big a population of 8 billion people really is. Check out this blog post where I break down how many books you need to sell as an author.

Uncategorized

Let’s be real for a bit. Thank you.

As I'm preparing to go full steam ahead in the new year, I don't want to pretend these past couple years didn't exist. I don't want to pretend that I'm some machine that will keep churning out things all the time. And hey, if some creator steps away, you have the total freedom to move on too. You can unsubscribe from that email, you can unfollow and disengage, you can find other things to spend your money on especially in this economy, right? And yet, you're here. So thank you. I couldn't do this without you.

for the Creatives, Showcasing other Creatives

The top 6 planners & systems for creatives to tackle their dreams

We all need a new planner every now and again, right? Here are some of the top planners for creatives, favorites we can all geek out over.

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On completing the first draft of a dream come true

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