Barrie Davenport

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15 Common Grammar Mistakes That Kill Your Writing Credibility

I love to write, but I’m not so crazy about grammar. Learning about words that dangle, split, and get misplaced isn’t my idea of fun. However, as an English major in college, I had it drilled into my head that poor grammar revealed laziness and a lack of respect for the reader. It’s the literary […]

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40 Self-Publishing Resources, Tools, and Assets To Accelerate Success

As much time as we writers spend alone behind our computers tap, tap, tapping away, one thing is certain: we just can’t do it alone. The business of writing, designing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling your books requires the kindness of strangers — or at least a little help from your online friends who offer […]

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71 Insanely Useful Book Marketing Ideas For Self-Publishers

Boom! Your book is finally written, and it’s freakin’ amazing (if you say so yourself). You’ve sent it off to the editor for a spit and shine. You’ve created a kick ass cover that looks, well, bestseller-worthy. You’ve uploaded that sucker to Amazon, and you’re just waiting for the dollars to start rolling in and […]

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Publishing Basics: 10 Steps To Writing Your Book

Whether you’re a professional, a blogger, a consultant, a homemaker, a retiree, or anything else — you should write a book. Now before you think, “I can’t write. What would I write about? Who’d want to read anything I’ve written?” — please hear me out. I never thought I’d write or publish books either, but […]

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Becoming A Better Writer Requires Constantly Improving Your Writing Skills

I write six days a week an average of 3000 or more words a day. This writing includes blog posts, books I’m working on, as well as materials for self-improvement courses I create. That adds up to about 936,400 words a year. According to Amazon’s Text Stats feature, the median length for all books is about […]

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