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Interview with I. Dollar

Today I have the pleasure of introducing I. Dollar, aka Writer Mom, who wrote a very nice post about BetaBooks on Tumblr which has brought a lot of writers to our site. I reached out earlier this year to get to know her and learn about the Tumblr writers community, ...

Interview with Adam Cole

Adam Cole is an author, musician, and entrepreneur. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his multi-faceted career, his outlook on making it in the arts, and his book, A Note Before Dying.

Keeping Motivated Right Now!

Day-to-day motivation has been an incredible struggle for me during lockdown. Every time I get a rhythm going and start gaining momentum I seem to go off the rails, and it is harder to get things lined up again each time. I figured I would share what I have been struggling with and the strategies I have used to try and manage.

Interview with Whitney Hill

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Whitey Hill, who launches her book, Elemental,  on June 23rd. Our conversation was a lot of fun, and I think you'll all enjoy what she has to say about being an author, marketing her book, and bringing diversity into her genre.

5 Ways Authors Sabotage Themselves

I run into these five things with amazing frequency. They come up in conversations with aspiring authors all the time. The first two are lies people either pick up or, more likely, that bubble up from the reservoir of doubt and anxiety we all carry inside. The second two are things authors don’t do either because people don’t talk enough about them, or because authors are actively discouraged from considering them because they are not part of the creative process. The final one is a natural instinct to search for expertise that distracts and possibly obstructs people who are trying to do the right thing. Let's get into it.

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