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Is it Time to Quit Your Day Job?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Many writers dream of being able to quit the daytime gig and write full time. How do you determine if you can do this? The secret to making a living wage as a writer lies in two …

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What Can a Novelist Learn from Nonfiction?

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Sitting in for Wendy Lawton who is traveling.

Writers are always given advice about how to write and what to write about. One recommendation for novelists is to read the genre you’re writing.

Romance writers should read …

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Why an Agent’s List is Never Full

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Any writer who wants an agent knows how hard acquiring one can be. Online discussions at times suggest an agent acquires new clients only periodically, when he finds his list isn’t full. But that isn’t true.…

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A Marketing Trick and a Giveaway

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Author Diane Stortz is a Books & Such client with a lovely new release, Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers. It is a storybook Bible with delightful illustrations (by Diane Le Feyer) and …

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The Authorpreneur

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

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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Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

One of my favorite parts of being an agent is when I get to celebrate the sale of a client’s project to a dream publisher. Usually this comes after many months (or years) of working with the …

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Back to Work

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Today is the day after a three-day-weekend, the month after a glut of holidays. Anyone finding it hard to get back into the swing of things? Back to work? I wrote about this a few years back …

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Art vs. Accuracy

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

On today, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, I want to invite you to consider with me a sort of heady question: How much should an author (of either fiction or nonfiction) bend true events for the …

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Remember Why Readers Seek You Out Online

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

At the beginning of this brand new year, I think it will be beneficial for us to be reminded why a reader connects with us beyond the book, especially through social media. We want to establish a …

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Surround Yourself with Motivation

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

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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