The Marketing Department (Part 1)

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The Marketing Department When it comes to book marketing, writers usually have one of two possible reactions: Extreme Digust Extreme Exuberance Both can be equally bad. Extreme Disgust: Write, Publish, and Hope for the Best Writers who fall into the first category of Extreme Disgust just want to write, publish, and hope for the best. They […]

12 Habits of Highly Productive Writers (with Commentary)

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This infographic came through my Pinterest feed the other day, and it has some useful information to help maximize your writing output. Let’s take them one at a time. They reject the notion of “writer’s block.” I don’t believe it exists. “Writer’s block” is actually a symptom of a different problem. That problem could be […]

The Finance Department: Federal Income Taxes (Part 4)

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Federal Income Taxes: Standard Deductions vs. Itemized Deductions (AKA How Not to Commit Fraud) The Finance Department (Part 4) As you can see from the chart above, your book business falls under your personal income tax umbrella, but let’s break it down even further. Itemized vs. Standard Deductions When you file your personal income taxes, […]