Cancelling the September 15th How To Think Sideways Live Chat

I’ve had something come up that makes doing the final live chat next Tuesday impossible. I am cancelling it rather than rescheduling it for two reasons. One, if I reschedule the chat rather than cancelling it and setting up a new chat, the bugs in the current 5-chat set-up will remain, and things like surveys, polls, and links will keep … Continue reading →

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Marketing Your Fiction Live Chat, Tuesday June 9, 1pm ET

I’m trying to get ahead of this chat—I spent a couple hours working on the handouts this morning. Marketing fiction is something that has not been done with repeatable results before, and this is something my HTTS folks know I and a handful of volunteers are experimenting with, with the end of being able to do regular successful fiction launches … Continue reading →

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Now available to everyone: The Indie Pub Live Chat plus links

I think this particular chat—covering some of the issues of indie publishing, is one of the best live events I’ve done in a while. You can watch it and get the links, plus all the other chats in this series, here: http://howtothinksideways.com/2862749/htts-qa-live-chat-3/ No login necessary. Just go ahead over. HOWEVER: I experienced technical difficulties. What this means is that I’m … Continue reading →

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Live Writing Chat #3: Today, May 5th at 1 PM ET

If you haven’t yet signed up for this chat, you can do so here: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/4436/e963ecd928 This is what I’ll be discussing: WEBINAR #3: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, 1 PM ET PUBLISHING 1 Building A Backlist Existing Backlist Indie Publishing Beta Readers Editors ISBNs Copyright Pricing In order to make tomorrow’s live chat run a bit more smoothly, if you have … Continue reading →

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Content for the 5 Free Live Writing Chats

I now have the 5 Free Live Writing Chats set up in my calendar, and have each chat broken out according to content. This way, if you have specific questions, you can plan accordingly. You can use this link to join the chat series at any time. (Link opens in new tab) You’ll receive notifications for the live chats, and … Continue reading →

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YES on one-step writer websites, YES to 5 free HTTS Live Chats, now scheduled

I’ve finally caught my breath on one of the wilder February/March combos I’ve been through. So now it’s time for me to catch up on a couple of things that have been left hanging. Writers’ One-Step Website Software. THAT’s a big YES. First, Dan’s and my question about whether anyone besides me wanted a one-step writer website was a resounding … Continue reading →

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Interview with a school kid: HONEST answers on writing, school, and life

I got the following email this morning. =========== If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to ask a few questions about being an author. Why did you decide to be an author, instead of something like… A coach? What made you interested in being an author? Would you suggest to other people, that they should be an author? What books … Continue reading →

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How NOT to Be an EVIL MARKETER: Marketing help for fiction writers

The How NOT to Be an EVIL Marketer chat went well today, after the usual rocky start. This time the poll and the link to the free Boot Camp/Ugly Baby sign-up page that I’d set up in advance didn’t show up, and I had to rebuild them live. No pause once you’re live. But here’s the workshop: And if you’re … Continue reading →

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I do a self-publishing interview: Podcast—Simon Whistler, Interviewer

Simon Whistler and I discuss self-publishing, commercial publishing, ethical self-promotion, and a LOT of other information on getting your writing career up and running. Simon has a great site and a long list of other interviews, a free course on building your own author website quickly, and much more: http://rockingselfpublishing.com/episode-34-traditional-publishing-self-pub-holly-lisle/ … Continue reading →

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Questions for the Google+ Chat: What do you want to know about…

The Google+ Live Chat will start Friday at 12 NOON ET.  THERE IS NO SOUND on the first 45 or so seconds of this video. Skip past those. I caught the error quickly. I’m going to answer questions you post here. This is pretty wide open. Your questions can be professional or personal, and can be related to nonfiction or … Continue reading →

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