Author Archive | Gary Wolfe

In a Rosedale Garden

In a Rosedale Garden – Kindle edition

In a Rosedale Garden is now out in e-book format on Kindle. Visit Amazon.com to purchase a copy. Print versions are also available on Amazon.com and at Leeds County books in downtown Brockville. Six members of Brockville’s writers group Writers’ Ink accepted a challenge to write a book together. Writer’s Ink co-founder Anne “Bunty” Loucks wrote […]

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Chapter 11: Exploring Your Publishing Options

If you have spent some time researching publishing options, you may already be at the information saturation point. Trying to sort through, understand and finally choose an option can feel like a monumental task. The good news is that once you get a feel for the lingo and the mechanics of the publishing process, it […]

In a Rosedale Garden

In a Rosedale Garden

Just Released: In a Rosedale Garden Six local authors join the original writer to re-tell a story written more than twenty years ago. Read In a Rosedale Garden and experience a mystery that transports you to the post-war era of the 40’s and 50’s when a family tragedy buries secrets for future generations to find. […]

Three Wise Men: Sharing Gifts of Knowledge, Art and Inspiration

2013 has been a good year for me, so now that the holiday season is upon us, I would like to give thanks. Thank you Dustin, thank you Seth, and thank you Pat. Thanks for your gifts of knowledge, art and inspiration. All 3 of you have chosen to give your gifts to the world […]

Chapter 10: What is Your Definition of Success?

Success can be defined as the favorable outcome of accomplishing your goals. Understanding your goals and their desired favorable outcomes are the key to making the correct publishing decisions with your book. For example: You probably have a goal of publishing your book. What is your desired favorable outcome? Is it: To deliver an important […]

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Chapter 9: Building Your Author Platform in Person

We just spent the last few weeks together doing some technical things like creating a new g-mail account, facebook fan page, twitter account and a simple author web-site. Now that the computer work is done, it’s time to put some pants on, head out the door and build your author platform in person. Platform and […]

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Chapter 8: Platform Building – Create Your Author Web-site – Part 2.

In Chapter 7 we built a basic author web-site using WordPress.com. Now it’s time to add some finishing touches. Our site has 4 pages (3 static pages and a blog page), so now it needs a side bar area with some widgets. Widgets are just small stand-alone features in the sidebar that add specific functionality. […]

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Chapter 7: Platform Building – Create Your Author Web-site.

As an author, your web-site can be the center hub of your on-line platform. Everything else links back to it. It’s also the one place that you can clearly communicate your brand to the world. The most important part of your website will be the content. The content is the good stuff that will set […]

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Chapter 6: Platform Building – Set Up Your Facebook Account

A Facebook fan page is a great way for an author to have a Facebook presence that is separate from their general Facebook presence. Your “friends” are made on your personal page, and your fan page is followed by people hitting the “Like” button. Feel free to use your Facebook fan page to share the […]

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Chapter 5: Platform Building – Set Up Your Twitter Account.

Twitter is great for building relationships with people who have similar interests. It’s the relationships you build, and the content that’s shared between Twitter users that makes it a key part of your author platform. Twitter is not for sending out tweets that tell people to buy your book. Instead, it’s used to engage your […]