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99 Quotes About Creativity To Inspire Your Writing

As a writer, you know the importance of creativity. It’s what keeps your brain alive and opens it to new possibilities. It leads you into the world beyond your limited experience. But it doesn’t get far without curiosity. When you’re curious about something, you take action to learn more about it. You test limits and […]

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15 Fantastic Author Websites To Inspire You

If you’re an author — or on your way to becoming one — you’ve probably heard a lot about author websites and the importance of a stable online presence. After all, you can’t assume that your presence on other platforms — Amazon, social media, other people’s blogs — is going to last. And a well-designed […]

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ASP 76: How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Raving Fans and Readers

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”  – St. Augustine Learn how to start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways […]

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ASP 71: Should You Be a Controversial Author?

“I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.” – Flannery O’Connor It’s important for authors to take a strong stance to build a strong and loyal audience. But topics like politics and religion elicit very strong reactions from people. Barrie and Steve talk about being a […]

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ASP 68: Ben Krueger on Why Authors Need to Podcast

The medium of podcasting and the personal nature of it, the relationship you build with your listeners and the relationship they have with you – they could be just sitting there, chuckling and listening… there’s nothing like that. – Marc Maron Steve and Barrie talk with Ben Krueger, the Podcast Educator and founder of Cashflow […]

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ASP 83: Pen Names: Should You Use One?

“The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalize my life.” – Ashwin Sanghi In this episode, Steve makes a “surprising” confession about his name. Steve and Barrie also discuss the pros and cons of using pen names and the factors you need to consider in choosing one. What […]

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ASP 44: How to Increase Engagement with Readers

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ― Theodore Roosevelt Steve will be hosting a FREE but robust Authority Pub Webinar on May 3rd. If you’re confused on how to identify a book topic and make sure it will sell, you want to identify this webinar! What does […]

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