Category Archives: Books

ENOUGH POLITICS!

I started my blog – and followed other blogs – for all things writing and book related. I’ve enjoyed bloggers’ poetry, narrative writing, and photography. I’ve learned much from the ruminations of bloggers I’ve followed – new insights about writing, … Continue reading

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Exhibiting at Book Expo

Here is an insightful perspective on whether or not self-published authors should spend their promo money to exhibit at Book Expo – worth a read! Authors: Think Twice Before Paying to Exhibit at Book Expo (BEA) by Jane Friedman

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Consider the Kindle Scout Opportunity

Kindle Scout is a service of Amazon that I knew virtually nothing about until reading this guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog. The concept is hopeful for many writers, but be sure to read the whole post to learn about … Continue reading

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AN OPTION FOR E-BOOK DISTRIBUTION

Jane Friedman’s latest blog post discusses an e-book distribution option for those of you who try to keep up with the ever-changing indie market options. Do you remember the digital publishing startups Vook? Booklr? Byliner? All of these services/companies have been folded … Continue reading

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GETTING UNSTUCK WITH YOUR WRITING

Perhaps I should have read this before writing my last post! How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Creative Process: https://janefriedman.com/sabotage-creative-process/

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A TALE OF TWO STORIES

At any given time, I have multiple story ideas ping-ponging around in my brain. Usually, if I am patient, one rises closest to the surface screaming “Choose me! Choose me!” At that point, the other story ideas recede into the … Continue reading

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2016 – THE YEAR IN PUBLISHING

Here is an enlightening post by Jane Friedman about the state of the 2016 publishing industry…. Looking Back at 2016: Important Publishing Developments Authors Should Know

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PRE-NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Holidays got you tuckered? Brace yourself, because they aren’t over yet! I don’t know about you, but for me the lead-up to the holidays – that stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas – is full of pot-holes that threaten to sink my … Continue reading

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BOOKS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

Feels great to curl up under an afghan in front of the fire…with a book, of course! STAR CATCHING makes a wonderful holiday read, following a family through tragedy to a warm and cozy Christmas season. It’s available in paperback … Continue reading

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YOUR NOVEL’S FIRST SCENE

This post appeared on Jane Friedman’s blog (https://janefriedman.com/your-first-scene/). Touching on the all-important first scene of a novel, it was worth sharing! Your Novel’s First Scene: How to Start Right Posted on November 28, 2016November 24, 2016 by Paula Munier | … Continue reading

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