Aweber Api Integration – Get Rid Of The Double Opt-in

Aweber is trying to keep up with us, so after introducing the “import list without sending a confirmation message”, now they allow us to gather subscribers using 3rd party api’s without having them double opt-in. Once you have done this you can do pretty much anything: use jvzoo api, lead pages, optin monster, even Facebook registration. But they need to change settings manually on their end for this to work. Single Opt-In Via Their API For Aweber There is no button you can push to remove this at the [...]

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What Authors Should Blog About – 15 Great Ideas

Your author blog is a very important and simple tool, yet so many authors neglect it. How can your author blog help you? A well optimized living blog can: Connect to your audience in a personal way Help you sell more books Build a better and stronger author brand ✘ NON-FICTION – write reviews of books in your niche or books that complement your niche. Post them on your blog and then post them on Amazon. “I love your tips on “public speaking”… I also love your approach [...]

My Story – (Sarah Shearer)

I was suffering with bad depression, too scared to leave the house alone; I felt my life was worthless, until one day a friend suggested I get a dog. I know, what has this got to do with writing a book? In my case everything. I adopted a husky/malamute cross from my local animal shelter. She was a year and a half old. Her name is Kia. As you can imagine a young pup like Kia would need plenty of exercise, so out we would go, she is [...]

Writing 250 words at a time

For most of us, writing can't always be our top priority in terms of time management. We have jobs, school, family, social obligations, grocery shopping, errands, and a ton of other stuff that has to be done, but that chips away at the time we'd rather spend writing. It's hard to find time to think about stories, let alone write them, in the swirl of daily life. One of the most frequent questions I've gotten since the publication of my novel, The Life and Death (but mostly the [...]

Essay For Character Development

An iceberg is a stunning sight, rising high above the water, gleaming boldly in the sunlight. However, there is often much, much more ice below the surface of the water, supporting that which is easily seen. The iceberg above the surface, visible to those who search, could never exist to the naked eye without that hidden, deeper, often much larger part. The hidden, secret ice is an integral part of the entire iceberg, as important to the whole as the smaller part which is visible. So it is [...]

Let’s Submit

For this blog I wanted share some lessons I have learned as a wildlife photographer and applied to my writing submissions. You may wonder how can submitting images and submitting your baby that you worked on for months and months be the same. When I submit my images I submit them to book publishers, contests, and magazine editors. When I submit my writing I submit to book publishers, contests, and magazine editors, but not always the same ones. There are several important steps to submitting your work graphic [...]

How I Wrote my Debut Novel

Hi everyone! Welcome to my journey to writing my debut novel, Winter’s Captive, The Georgia Series, Book 1. First, I must thank Taylor for inviting me to write this piece. I would love to share my writing journey with all of you. Writing has always been a part of my life, but not in a professional capacity. This is something that has come late in my life. Writing a novel was a dream of mine for my whole adult life, only life got in the way. My life’s [...]

As a writer you’re job isn’t just to write

We all know that in order to be a good writer you need to write. The question is how many words a day is a good day, or how long should I write? Everyone is different and there’s no magic number. You have to find your spot and go from there. If you’re in the moment and find that the words are flowing then why would you stop? Keep going. I try and write at least 8-10 hours a day. That’s normal for me but if you’re a [...]

Poetry: Its Form and Expression

April is recognized as poetry month and poetry itself has many defining moments in its history. That is recognized in many languages too. The earliest well known poems are anonymous British verse like the late 14th century Middle English piece, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and also the Old English heroic epic poem, “Beowulf” which is now most widely understood than ever since Gaelic writer, Seamus Heaney, translated it into more approachable and understandable verse. Many of the earliest poems weren’t even written out in printable form, [...]

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