Alina Popescu, Writer

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    Monday Progress Report: Writing, Website Redesign and Releases

Monday Progress Report: Writing, Website Redesign and Releases

After the craziness I talked about in last week’s report, things have somewhat calmed down. Not by much, but hey! I can’t complain. The renovations are still happening, but I might just have it all done by the end of the week. Which means I will get back into my

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    Monday Progress Report: Book Launches, Birmingham Pride, YouTube and #amwriting

Monday Progress Report: Book Launches, Birmingham Pride, YouTube and #amwriting

It’s been a while since I’ve published one of these. Still, they happen with some regularity on the blog. Last month – May – has been a crazy one. I had an important launch – contemporary gay romance novel Dusk to Dawn, I traveled to Birmingham for Pride. I relaunched my

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    Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Book sales are low, authors aren’t making any money, writers are giving up, authors are quitting. It’s better to try anything else except writing fiction, because that’s not going to get you any money. Over the last couple

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    Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

While most people think of fun and entertainment when they think of YouTube, education and learning are the main reasons I visit it so often. As you know from previous articles on the blog there are several creators I follow for research purposes, to get a better idea of the world

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    From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

Publishing contracts are a huge subject, so in this post, I will only skim the surface and share a few things that I have discovered through my personal experience that show bad practice by a publisher.  I am not a lawyer.  What publishing contracts red flags and knowledge I share here

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    Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Monday recap of my progress. Last week I said I wanted to try and finish drafting Dusk to Dawn. Well, I am not there yet. The manuscript is at 51,000 words right now (yup, of course it was going to be longer than

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    Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Hello everyone and Happy Monday. Welcome to a new edition of my Monday Progress Reports! This is supposed to be a weekly feature, but I’m still working on posting my progress more often. What I’ve Been Writing Last week was a crazy busy one. I am furiously drafting Dusk to

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    From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

Hello, everyone, nice to see you again! I’m kicking off a new series on the blog aimed at helping authors, the new or the still shy or undecided. And who better to give advice to writers than other authors who’ve gone through it? Debuting this series, today’s guest is Anna Butler

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    Monday Progress Report – Upcoming Releases, Furious Writing, and More

Monday Progress Report – Upcoming Releases, Furious Writing, and More

Well, hello there! Once again, it’s been a while! I have reasons and explanations, but I know you don’t care. I haven’t been posting what and when I should have, and… I am going to bribe you into forgiving me with news, updates, and a little bit of info about

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    A Touch of Gay, Valentine’s Day Goodies, & Monday Progress Report

A Touch of Gay, Valentine’s Day Goodies, & Monday Progress Report

Hello everyone and a happy new week to you! We have a bit of a hybrid post today, a little on my latest release, a little on what goodies–free reads–you can enjoy this Valentine’s Day, and my Monday Progress Report. Let’s start with what’s important! How to celebrate this Valentine’s

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