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What Moving Into a Tiny House Can Teach You About Writing

A popular trend in recent years is the tiny home movement. Tiny home sales have increased dramatically since the mortgage crisis of 2008, and there are about 10,000 tiny homes in the U.S. In 2017, for instance, tiny home living saw a 67% year-over-year increase.One of the benefits of living in a tiny home is learning how to cope with less and make the most of what you keep.

In February of this year, my wife and I decided to get rid of everything we owned and convert a shuttle bus into a motor home. We were going to live on two axles. Then COVID-19 hit and we had to get creative. 

Pennsylvania went on lockdown, so we couldn’t even look at vehicles until mid-May. When we finally transferred title on our vehicle of choice, we had six weeks to make it liveable and hit the highway. On July 4, we declared our independence.

I’m not trying to convince you to move into a tiny home. As a writer, I try to use every life experience as something I can use to better my writing tool belt, so I’d rather share some things that moving into a tiny home has taught me about being a better writer. Perhaps my experience can help you too.

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How To Use Amazon as Your Author Portfolio

Amazon has more than 3.4 million books on its virtual shelves with new books being added every five minutes. With that kind of clout in the publishing world, it’s the perfect place to establish an author portfolio. 

Your author portfolio is a central location that showcases all the books you have published and which are available to purchase on Amazon, as well as books to which you have contributed in some fashion.

Whether you are a traditionally published book author, an independently published book author, or a not-yet-published book author, you can turn Amazon into your author portfolio and use it to sell more books and more of your writing in general. If you do it right, you might end up on the famous authors list

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