Author Archive

Genre Glue

Mary Keeley

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This has been a puzzling week. Conversations with authors revealed that a few of them were brainstorming new book ideas in a different genre. Tremors in the industry or the feeling of being stuck may have precipitated …

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Test Your Observation Skills

Mary Keeley

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We make assumptions all the time. Writers sometimes jump to conclusions about their audience. Or about an inference from an agent or editor. Agents sometimes have a false hunch about a potential client. Test your observation skills …

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Covering the Daily Bases

Mary Keeley

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This week I’ve been trying to follow the health advice Janet blogged about on Monday. It went pretty well for two days, exercising in the morning and getting up from my desk every half hour or …

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The Writing Prompts Doors to Open

Mary Keeley

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Someone mentioned in a recent blog comment that they appreciate the variety of topics we blog about here. That’s our goal. We strive to offer a well-rounded blend of insights on new topics or a fresh slant …

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Your Inner Author Nagging

Mary Keeley

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An email a few days ago explained the alert beeping in the back of my mind that I’ve been dismissing since the holidays. We all have these nigglings from time to time that hint something is awry. …

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The Authorpreneur

Mary Keeley

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Experts have posted a horde of prognostication-type articles in the past several weeks. It’s always like this at the beginning of a new year. I’ve read a lot of them, not only those directly associated with publishing …

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Surround Yourself with Motivation

Mary Keeley

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The view out my office window yesterday morning was spectacular. Just the right amount of pure white snow had fallen. But what took my breath away were the trees. They had been clothed in crystal white ice …

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2 Tips for Growing a Loyal Readership

Mary Keeley

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Authors, published and unpublished, must take charge of all areas of their career, and at the top of the list is growing, and then maintaining, a loyal audience. The earlier you begin the better because a substantial …

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3 Tips for Your Marketing Campaign

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Our office is closed for the holidays so we can spend the holidays with our families. This post is from our archives, and is one of our “Best of.” We’ll return with new posts when the office …

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Christmas Carols Tell the Story

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

 

Oh little town of Bethlehem, it came upon a midnight clear

twas the birthday of the King, away in a manger on a silent night, holy night.

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His was the breath of heaven. The first noel. …

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