Tag Archives: Books

BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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You’re Not Done Yet!

THE SECOND ACT NOVELIST (https://janefriedman.com/second-act-novelist-6-ways-prepare/) I love this post on Jane Friedman’s blog–probably because I relate to it so completely. I spent many years whining about how I wished I could afford to stop working so I could write full … Continue reading

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FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … 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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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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