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Michelle's corner

Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)

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Your Beauty Mark. All You Need to Get the Hair, Makeup, Glow, and Glam.
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Advice for authors

I've read a lot of advice for authors since I returned to the fray recently, I've even had the audacity to put out a few bits myself. Among the best advice I've read lately, has been this unexpected piece from Slava Rubin. As far as I know, he has nothing to do with books, by the way.

 

Summary...

 

You don't need lots of money, Being a big fish in a small pond can be easier than trying to be a small fish in a big pond. It's not only about the idea, it's about how you execute it, and you need to have a brand and PR strategy right at the beginning.

 

Also, having a plan is a great thing, but you need to be prepared to handle a bloody nose if someone punches you in the face unexpectedly.