Category Archives: Editing

One More Time: Climbing Author Mountain

Continuing from my previous post, REVISITING THE AUTHOR MOUNTAIN CLIMB, let’s assume you’re not one of the lucky few who gets swept up into the arms of an effective agent and generous publisher. You’ve been sending your queries and the … Continue reading

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FUN AT THE CHRONICLE BOOK FAIR…

OR: The Illusive Specter of Traditional Publishing Taunts Again  This year’s Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls was bustling! There seemed to be more vendors than ever before – which translates to more competition for buyers. My fellow writer and … Continue reading

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7 Unmissable Insider Secrets to Achieving Best Selling Status on Amazon

Thanks to Laurence O’Bryan for these secrets to being a best seller on Amazon! August 3, 2015 by Laurence O’Bryan 5 Comments These are the secrets to becoming a top 10, or even #1 bestselling author on Amazon. They rely … Continue reading

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STAR CATCHING

Way back in March, when we were trying hard to say good-bye to winter and welcome the warmer months, I announced the completion of my third novel. The title then was Gram and Me. Fast forward past spring and summer, after … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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Showing Emotion in Your Characters

I have been complimented frequently on the emotional intensity of the characters and story lines in my novels. But after reading a blog post by C.S. Lakin, complete with examples of good and better ways to draw the reader into … Continue reading

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In Search of The Right Agent

Ah, the long and winding road to agent representation. And people think running for President is tough?   A little background: my first two novels Autumn Colors and In Her Mother’s Shoes, were self-published because of my inability/failure to secure an … Continue reading

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