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The Excitement (and Commitment) of Novel Research

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule, substituting for Rachelle Gardner who is on the road today

(Note: Some readers will think all the Books & Such Agents are fanning out across America to clean house as per the April 1 post. Joke! The …

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A Decade of Reflection–on Writing and Literary Agency Work

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Filling in for Wendy Lawton, who is traveling  today.

I first stepped into the offices of Books & Such Literary Agency ten years ago this week. I’d agreed to come in to help Janet get the taxes …

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Three Reasons for Authors to Run Contests

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

I’m filling in for Wendy Lawton, who is on a book tour with Lauraine Snelling. Today Lauraine will be signing books at Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings, Minnesota, in the early afternoon, and later at Lifeway Christian …

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Dealing with a Bounty of Publishing Riches

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

I’m filling in for Wendy Lawton this week and next as she travels with Lauraine Snelling on an  author tour–Lauraine’s signing books at the Lifeway Christian Store Tuesday, August 19, in Toledo at 6 pm.

Managing Multiple

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What Book Changed Your Life?

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

I’m filling in for Rachel Kent, who is on a much needed vacation away from the computer.

As I was beginning to write this blog post, a friend sent me an article entitled “Has Any Book

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Why Should I Read Your Book?

Michelle Ule

Blogger:  Michelle Ule

Filling in for Wendy, who is at the International Christian Retail Show.

Articulating Reasons for People to Read Your Book

“Why should I read your book?” The rotund man with a trim mustache was on his fifth …

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What books did you choose at important times in your life?

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Filling in for Wendy who is at the dentist–and then recovering–after a long weekend of dental pain.

Momentous Books for Momentous Times

 

As a life-long voracious reader, I’m seldom without a book in hand. My i-touch …

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Five Reasons to Use Fiction in Research

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Filling in for Rachel Kent

I’m about to start writing another novella; this one takes place in turn-of-the-last-century Alaska. I haven’t been to Skagway, Alaska, in 21 years, so I can’t trust my memory about events and …

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How to Make the Most of a Conference Without Talking to Anyone Important

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Filling in for Rachel Kent

The American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference (ACFW) begins tomorrow in Dallas, Texas, and I, unfortunately, will not be in attendance.

I had a great time last year at the ACFW conference in …

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Five Places Writers Find Ideas

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

I continue to  fill in for Janet this week. She developed a severe sinus infection and has been working to get well.

Some authors seem to have no problem with coming up with new book ideas; others …

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