Author Platform: How to Find Your Ideal Readers

by Karen Dodd           May 6, 2013  On my Facebook author’s page, I recently posed two questions to my followers: What is your number one question or challenge with regard to…

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Know Thy Audience

By Karen Dodd           April 22, 2013   After attending a recent (and otherwise excellent) writer’s festival, I confess that I want to rant about this subject. But as that would…

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Niche Over Numbers

If you are a newly or soon-to-be published fiction author, chances are you are feeling overwhelmed by the what, why and how of building your author’s platform. Let’s start with…

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Finding Your Voice

by Karen Dodd          March 28, 2013 The writer’s voice is the individual writing style of an author. Even if you’re not a professional writer – if you blog, write advice…

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Creating Your Writer’s Platform: The Chicken or the Egg?

Will having a huge following on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks make it easier to get your book published? Sadly, the answer is no. If only it was…

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Sometimes Good Is Good Enough!

by Karen Dodd, March 14, 2013   I don’t know whether you’ve ever suffered from “paralysis by analysis,” or observed someone who has, but it’s not a pretty sight! From…

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Little Soldiers to Help Restructure Your Story

By Karen Dodd     March 6, 2013 I think it is because my patient-to-a-fault husband finally reached his limit with printed out chapters of my manuscript on the living…

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Do You Twitter or Litter?

First off the bat, I must tell you that I am not a social media expert; in fact, quite the opposite. Which is why, as a fellow writer, this post…

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Want to Be a Better Writer? Read Outside Your Comfort Zone

You’ve no doubt heard the old adage that to become a better writer, you need to read prolifically. And I completely agree with that. But what I’ve noticed about myself…

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Refining vs Reinventing Yourself

This article by Karen Dodd, was first published in Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine, January 28/13 I don’t know if it is because being a writer sounds like a glamorous profession (it’s…

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