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Articles by Cindi Myers


Goal Mapping

The movie, What the ?*&! Do We Know? explores the idea that our perception of reality affects that reality, that we can influence our own futures more than we may realize. I’ve long been a believer in writing down my goals and dreams as a way of putting them ‘out there’ in the universe, and

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Three Simple Rules For Self-Promotion

When most writers set out to write a book, they’re interested in telling a story. Maybe they dream of one day being published, and of sharing their story with others. Few people think about having to go out and promote their work. In fact, for many authors, the idea of self-promotion has them shaking with

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Setting A Realistic Budget

Let's begin with an assumption: Unless touted as the new mega-seller, whose first novel sold at auction for an astronomical, news-making advance, the average new author probably is not rolling in bucks. Agreed? We would all like bigger advances and lots of publisher perks (like an unlimited publicity budget), but the reality in the publishing

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Plotter or Pantser: The Best of Both Worlds

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you outline before you sit down to write your novel, or do you sit down at the computer each day, waiting to be surprised, writing your book literally by the seat of your pants? Or are you a combination of the two? Most authors will identify themselves

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