Leslie Sartor, Author at Book Brush

7 Ways To Maximize Your Author Conference Experience

7 Ways To Maximize Your Author Conference Experience

Let’s face it: thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a weird year for conferences and conventions in all industries. The publishing world was no exception. The vast majority of meetings were canceled or converted to an online platform. Face-to-face gatherings were rare after February. As the programming chair for the Novelists, Inc., 2020 conference, I know all too well the challenges of...

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8 Helpful Pieces of Advice On Developing A Writing Routine

8 Helpful Pieces of Advice On Developing A Writing Routine

Right off, let me ask you, is the word routine off putting? Here are two definitions: Noun: a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. Adjective: performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason. I admit, those sound intimidating to me. So, what is a better word for me? For you? I like the word habit. You can find a lot of synonyms for routine, but habit...

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6 Myths Holding You Back In Your Writing Career

6 Myths Holding You Back In Your Writing Career

#1   I have to be traditionally published to be a ‘real’ author I’m amazed that after over ten years of self-publishing, I still hear some authors say this. It depends on what your definition of a “real author” is, but if you want to write well-written stories and sell them on national/international platforms to rabid readers who crave their next book, then you are in luck! You don’t have to...

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The Top 5 Book Brush Blogs in 2020

The Top 5 Book Brush Blogs in 2020

For Book Brush’s weekly blogs we have made it a priority to not only bring you information on techniques for our web-based author media program, we also wanted to bring you blogs that will help you in all your author-centered needs. These Top 5 Blogs were chosen by our founders, Josh Wiley and Corey Alderin based on the data they received from views by readers, meaning you guys! We hope you’ll...

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20 Top Book Covers That Grabbed Our Attention In 2020

20 Top Book Covers That Grabbed Our Attention In 2020

As an author, I spend quite a bit of time looking at and thinking about book covers. At Book Brush, we spend a lot of time with book covers as well. This year as we browsed through books, these 20 covers caught our eye. They may not be in a genre we often read, but in each case, we found these covers impactful and we paused. We looked more closely at how these covers convey mood, emotion, and...

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