Time To Write: Random Words 2

Rachel Poli


Use all three of these words anywhere in your story.

Happy Writing!

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How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors…

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Article by Jane Friedman, on her site:

About the only thing that remains constant in ebook publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies.

Here, I regularly update best resources I know of related to learning to publish an ebook, finding the right e-publishing distributors and services, and staying on top of changes in the industry.

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Resources for Authors

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Should You Outline Before, During, Or After Writing?

Rachel Poli

We talked about researching for your novel at any time of the writing process. Research when you feel it’s right. But when should you outline for your novel?

You may be thinking, “Before you write the story… duh.”

And that would be the logical time, especially if you’re a planner. But what if you’re not a planner? Or what if you are, but your mind just works differently?


I outline before I write and during the writing process. This is mainly because I want to remember every detail and make sure I’m making sense along the way. Plus, it helps with the editing process later on.

Outlining before writing

I’ve talked about 4 outlining methods and then 3 more methods afterward. Most of them are typically used before you write, but you can use those methods whenever you want.

I don’t think I need to tell you that outlining before…

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How to Build a Successful Digital Business Online #h2e

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OLBlog / by Fahim Ahsan


Probably you have heardabout digital transformation strategy, but did you tried to start aprofitable online business?Build an online business and turn your passion into profit.
The first step in starting a business is to make a decision. We tell you what you have to do next.

The first step in addressing a change or starting a new process is to make a decision. Now that you are clear that the digital transformation of your SME is inescapable and the decision is made, you need to go a step further: to identify all the elements that will be affected and make a strategy for action

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EU Cookie Law Banner Timed Appearance…

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You may remember the my post on 11th January 2017:


which advised about the law and described how to comply with it.

One of my blog followers, Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, asked if the banner can be timed out instead of having the compulsory CLICK AND ACCEPT Option

The answer is YES.

Go into your Admin


Scroll down to find the EU Cookie Law Banner

(which I placed at the bottom of my sidebar)

Once in place, open the Widget using the small right hand triangle

You will find the recommended option is ‘after the user clicks the dismiss button’

Select the ‘after this amount of time’ option instead

Change the default from 30 seconds, to whatever you want to make it


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When Should You Conduct Research For Your Novel?

Rachel Poli

People always say to write what you know. And that’s great, but then your novel would be pretty limited, wouldn’t it?

I find writing to be a great opportunity to write about something you don’t know. Find something that interests you that you never pursued and look into it more.

For example, when I was younger, before I decided to be a teacher and realized I wanted to write, I dreamed of being a spy or a detective. I had those play spy kits with notepads and pretend handcuffs and glasses that you would see behind you–the whole nine yards.

And look at me now: I write mystery novels. I’ve studied the police exam to get a feel of what it’s like. I solve puzzles and riddles in mystery video games (one where I’m a defense lawyer). I have books where I study what it’s like to be a police…

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How I Sold 100x More of My Book Series 

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I’m always one of the first to advocate for making a first-in-series book free.Permafree series-startersare what have kept my book sales chugging along. And when I’m lucky enough to score a BookBub Featured Deal on one of my three free Scottish historical romances, the sales of the two following books in each series always pay for the deal and net me a tidy profit.

Similarly, discounting the backlist is great forcatapulting sales of new releases. When I was preparing to release Book #3 in myCalifornia Legendsseries, I planned to run a price promotion on Book #1,Native Gold. Since this series is in a more obscure genre — Native American/Western historical romance — I decided to try something different. If I wanted to experiment with launch pricing on any of my series, this…

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