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David Gane
David Gane

The primary way most authors make money self-publishing online is to write daily and publish regularly—often many times a year.

The goal set by many is to write 20 books to earn 50,000. With that many books, avid readers will help build and support your career. (I remember meeting one woman who has written hundreds of books, a number I can't even imagine.)

I've never figured out this path for myself.

Working with Angie, our lives are shaped by other demands, so it's hard to imagine being able to build up that output. But perhaps it's in us, and we just have to figure out how to adjust our schedule to get us there.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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