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What Lurks Offscreen: A Look at What’s Really Happening in My Instagram Photos

I recently broke down and created an author Instagram account, and it was certainly eye-opening. From perfectly curated pages to bookstagramers who treat reading like a competitive sport (yes please) it's a colorful new world of book promos and reviews. And damn, those people make books look good! But even with the pretty fairy lights and colorful knee socks, I always find myself asking what lurks just out of frame.

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Week 1: Setting Deadlines

Welcome to week 1 of "How to Write and Publish Your First Novel"! Last week we talked a little bit about the importance of precursors, like deciding whether you're a hobbyist or a career writer, setting a tentative publication date for your goals, and creating your author website. Now, it's time to get planning!

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Pieces of Pink: Pre-Orders Available!

On March 8th, my first novel officially hits the Amazon shelves. But today, you can pre-order your paperback or Kindle copy!

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Pieces of Pink: A Q&A with Memes!

In less than two weeks, I'll be releasing my first novel, Pieces of Pink. As thrilled as I am to be putting my work out there, my friends and family have a lot of questions about my subject matter. So, I'd like to take some time to address those questions (along with a few lighthearted memes).

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Back up Everything but the Kitchen Sink: A Cautionary Tale

As a common courtesy to my fellow creatives: Always back up your computer before you make a big change . . . and always double-check to make sure that the backup was successful.