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September 11, 2017
How to make a book marketing cheat sheet for authors by Zara West

Why Authors Need a Marketing Cheat Sheet

~How to Keep Your Marketing Info At Your Fingertips~ Do you have a marketing cheat sheet? I do. Last year when I released my first book […]
August 7, 2017

Writing a Series – 6 Tips for Success

~How to Extend the Story~ When I started writing my first romantic suspense Beneath the Skin, I had no plans to make it into a series. […]
July 24, 2017
Zara West talks about getting legal permission to quote from other writers.

Don’t Get Sued: Get Permission to Legally Quote from Another Writer

~Have You Covered All Your Bases?~ Do you know how to legally quote from another writer in your own commercial works? In scholarly works, it is […]
November 20, 2016
I love to read

I love to read, but not during National Writing Month

I love to read. In fact, I don’t just love it– I am compelled to read. I read everything. If there is a newspaper in the […]
November 1, 2016
Ready to Write Blank Page

I Am Ready to Write Within the Skin!

Ready. Set. Go. Starting tomorrow I will begin working on Book 3 in the Skin Quartet series Within the Skin. This is the romantic suspense love story […]
October 29, 2016

All Fired Up for NaNoWri: How I’m getting ready

NaNoWri or National Novel Writing Month starts on Tuesday. This will be my third year participating. I don’t know why, but somehow tracking words and trying […]