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The Junkmail Vultures are Circling

For my birthday last year I received a subscription to Writer’s Digest as a gift, and a wonderful gift it has been.  From the articles to the market listings, any writer can find useful information.  The subscription however, has come … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitching to Relatives

Not many people outside of the internet know that writing is what I do to stay sane.  This weekend a close member of my family asked what the book I’m writing is all about. My reply went something like this: … Continue reading

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Interview with Annie Besant

For Feature Friday I am excited to share an interview with young and vibrant author Annie Besant. Annie published her first children’s book through Tulika this year, a charming story called Mala’s Silver Anklets.   On with the interview! What was … Continue reading

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Interview with Charlotte Rains Dixon

Today we get to learn about writer, novelist, ghostwriter, teacher, and blogger Charlotte Rains Dixon.  For anyone looking to move forward in the writing field, Charlotte can tell you how!  Check out her blog at http://www.charlotterainsdixon.com.  On to the interview: … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #58 – Mitch Albom

Happy Mother’s Day to all who have ever loved a child!  To see a special post of Mother’s Day quotes, go here. Today’s post stems from attending the graduation ceremonies of my dearest hubby held this weekend (which are the … Continue reading

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5 Things to Consider When Marketing Your Work

If you ever watch commercials then you have seen that companies will do anything to get a consumer’s attention.  They aim to make an emotional and often irrational connection between you and their product.  Laundry soap no longer just gets … Continue reading

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The Solitary Paradox of Novel Writing

The goal of novel writers is to get their work out into the world.  We want our work to be so compelling that the books fly off the shelves and our adoring public can’t wait for more.  We can’t wait … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

“I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.” “One rainy Sunday when I was in the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “An Editor’s Advice to a Young Writer” by Carole Waterhouse

I have a rare treat for Feature Friday today –  this post is the official kick off for the official print and ebook release of The Tapestry Baby by Carole Waterhouse!  To celebrate Carole is giving away free ebooks starting … Continue reading

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Interview: J. Cafesin

For this week’s Feature Friday I’m excited to present a terrific interview with the very talented J. Cafesin.   When it comes to writing she has done it all, from novels to copywriting.  On with the interview! What led you towards … Continue reading

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