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11 Grammar Mistakes That Label You “Amateur”

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Editors tend to come by good grammar naturally. And certain grammar mistakes constitute the proverbial nails scraping on a blackboard for them. When you’re trying to put the best face possible on your submission, don’t sabotage …

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Reinvent Yourself

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Last week I addressed several ways to potentially jumpstart your stalled writing career. Sometimes, however, a jumpstart simply will not turn the engine over and get things moving. What’s a writer to do?

Let me give you …

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Restart a Stalled Writing Career

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Five years ago I blogged about the much-dreaded stalled writing career. The market has become even tougher since then so I want to revisit this. Today I’m going to give you some tips for getting back on …

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Which College Major Prepares Me to Write?

Wendy Lawton

 

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I received the email below a couple of weeks ago. As I began to answer this I decided I should tackle the answer here and then let you chew on this with me and help me …

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3 Tips for Your Marketing Campaign

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Several authors have commented recently that they wish they could just write and leave the marketing and promotion of their book to the publisher. It’s with gentle understanding that I repeat the reality: those days are gone. …

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Your Writing Resume

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

It’s important to keep up a writing resume. If you don’t keep track of what is going on in your writing career right when it happens, back-tracking will be very difficult. Having an up-to-date resume will help …

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How to Become the Go-To Person

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Fans of PBS’s Masterpiece Classic, “Mr. Selfridge,” probably tuned into the program, “The Secrets of Selfridges,” on the real Harry Selfridge and his iconic store. Selfridges still does a thriving business in the same building that …

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Keep Pressing On

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I received my copies of Karen Barnett’s new book, Out of the Ruins, yesterday. It’s the first book in The Golden Gate Chronicles. The cover is lovely and the book is set in San Francisco around the …

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Book Giveaways Reap Sales

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

It seems counter-productive that giving your book away results in increased sales. I was unconvinced until I saw hard cold data. The trend continues for both traditionally and self-published books. The secret is to be strategic about …

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How to Know Your Book’s Audience

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Sometimes a book idea is born out of awareness of your reader’s need that you can meet. The audience is probably a lot like you, or your platform is developed around these folks.

But often, when …

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