Drawing Stories Using Words

Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Dr. Donna Clovis, author of  “Quantum Leaps in Princeton’s Place.” and “Six Doors Down.” If you’d like to contact or connect with Dr. Clovis, you can do so through Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. To learn more about her…

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5 Daily Affirmations For Believing In Yourself

Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Tania Joy Antonio, certified life coach and author of The Affirmation Station. Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information on self-publishing your book with Balboa Press.  The Power of Affirmations “I AM,” are…

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The Platform of Self-Publishing

Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Susan Wolf Johnson, author of  King Daniel: Gasparilla of Pirates. If you’d like to contact Susan, you can do so through her Facebook author page. Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information…

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Are you a “Pantser” or are you a “Plotter?”

Whitney Eklof is currently an offline marketing specialist for Author Solutions, the world leader in supported self-publishing. She has a master’s degree in telecommunications from Indiana University, focusing specifically on storytelling across a range of mediums and story world creation.  While at IU, she also served as an associate instructor, educating students about writing, storytelling,…

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4 Creative Editing Techniques

Regan Platt is an offline marketing intern at Author Solutions, the world leader in supported self-publishing. She is currently a senior at Indiana University where she studies English. Regan is in Indiana University’s Liberal Arts Management Program, an honors level interdisciplinary program that incorporates Kelley School of Business courses with a liberal arts education.  1.…

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Creative Exercises to Keep You Going

Whitney Eklof is currently an offline marketing specialist for Author Solutions, the world leader in supported self-publishing. She has a master’s degree in telecommunications from Indiana University, focusing specifically on storytelling across a range of mediums and storyworld creation.  While at IU, she also served as an associate instructor, educating students about writing, storytelling, and…

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Five Tips to Help You Finish Your Manuscript

You were inspired. You started out strong, but you’re starting to run out of gas before the finish line. Not to worry! Here are five surefire tips to help you complete your manuscript and self-publish it. Put them into practice and you’ll be holding your first book signing before you know it. 1. Set a target date…

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Using Research to Craft a Better Book

Research is a must for self-published authors because it shows that you are informed and knowledgeable on a topic, and it gives you instant credibility with potential readers. Don’t think that research is only necessary for nonfiction authors; fiction writers can benefit from doing their homework, too! The good news is that when you are…

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