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Gary McLaren
Author, blogger, independent publisher, photographer.
Author, blogger, independent publisher, photographer.


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A Quick Guide to Social Media for Writers

You can now download a free copy of my book, "A Quick Guide to Social Media for Writers". If you are trying to build your author platform through social media, then this guide will help you.

Get yours here:

A 47-page book in PDF format. 

#amwriting   #writing   #author   #socialmedia  

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #6 – Jonathan Gunson’s The Merlin Mystery

Jonathan Gunson’s The Merlin Mystery is a children’s puzzle book published in 1998. It was a runaway success, selling over 350,000 hard-cover copies and generating more than $4 million dollars in retail sales.

Jonathan’s marketing idea for this puzzle book was incredible. It involved a replica he had created of Merlin’s Wand of Alchemy, and a challenging puzzle for his readers to solve in order to receive an amazing prize.

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How to Write Killer Articles Your Readers Will Love

In this Free Video Training Series, I will show you how to get to know your audience, write killer articles that your readers love, and do it more productively!

#amwriting #freelance #writing

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The Best Advice for Writers in 2017

What is the best advice for writers in 2017? In this post, I provide a round-up of some of the best, recent writing advice from industry experts.

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#amwriting #author #writingadvice

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A BIG Collection of Quotations for Writers

I've just updated my Pinterest Board with a BIG collection of quotes for writers and authors.

Check it out here >>

#quotations #quotes #amwriting #writinglife #writing

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Your Free 206-Page Publishing Guide

Over 150 5-star reviews on Amazon but it's FREE to download as a PDF today! Get this today before it's gone >>

#amwriting #author #pubtip

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12 Adventure Travel Writing Markets for Freelance Writers

If you like jobs that involve travel, then you’ll love working as a freelance writer for adventure travel publications. It’s a great way to combine your passion for adventure and travel while contributing to travel magazines.

#freelance #amwriting #freelancewriting

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21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let’s kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They’re from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

#amwriting #author

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The Ultimate List of Gifts for Writers

What are the best gifts for Santa to bring to a writer this year?

Here's a big list of 77+ gift ideas, updated for 2016/2017.

If you like, you can send it to your family and friends with this shortcode:

#amwriting #writing

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #5 – Michael Hyatt’s Platform

+Michael Hyatt is one of the top business bloggers in the world. He teaches people in a down-to-earth way how to build and expand a powerful platform.

When his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World was published by Thomas Nelson in May 2012, it hit three major bestseller lists (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today) within the first week after publication.

While there were many factors contributing to the book's success, including the publisher’s own efforts, Michael Hyatt used a very good strategy which many authors have since replicated, and you can too.


#amwriting #author #pubtip
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