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What If It Takes 12 Years to Get an Agent?

” Sharpening pencils” by BWJones is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Today’s post is by author Catherine Baab-Muguira( @Greedzilla1 ). Her book, Poe for Your Problems, secretes in September 2021. About a week before my nonfiction debut went to auction, I received two solicits from writers who is projected to bid if I did what […]

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Sometimes Better Than Blogging: Guest Blogging

Today’s post is by book marketing coach Belinda K Griffin( @SmartAuthors ). I read with interest Jane’s recent announce Blogging Versus Email Newsletter: Which Is Better for Novelist ? I’ve never certainly thought of these two things as an either/ or hand-picked, but as Jane accurately points out, while an email newsletter can be more […]

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The Green-Eyed Monster: Jealousy in the Time of Quarantine

Today’s post is by author Nancy Stohlman( @nancystohlman ). One good thing about a year’s worth of quarantine? A mint little FOMO. We’re less afraid of missing out because everyone is missing out. We aren’t worried about being left off the guest inventory because there is no guest list. And for many of us who […]

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What Every Writer Needs to Know About Email Newsletters (They’re Not Going Away)

“Thomas Paine” by Leo Reynolds is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Today’s post is by author Catherine Baab-Muguira( @Greedzilla1 ), who furnishes the newsletter Poe can save your life. You probably remember this one from biography class: Thomas Paine, in 1776, dashed off a folder announced Common Sense, spurring the American colonists to revolt against […]

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Find the Ending Before You Return to the Beginning

Photo credit: nchenga on Visualhunt/ CC BY-NC Today’s post is adapted from the new bible Writing the Novella by Sharon Oard Warner. The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written. — Joyce Carol Oates When I educated my first postgraduate fiction workshop in 1994 at the University of New Mexico, I […]

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Fix Your Scene Shapes to Quickly Improve Your Manuscript

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels Today’s guest post is by writer, coach and editor Lisa Cooper Ellison( @lisaellisonspen ). On Feb. 24, she’ll teach an online class announced Heartbeats: Working a scene’s feelings pattern to build momentum and dazzle books and negotiators, in partnership with Creative Nonfiction Magazine. In your final manuscript, every place […]

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Do Stories Have a Universal Shape?

Today’s post is by author J.D. Lasica( @jdlasica ). Disclosure: Lasica helps as editor in chief of BingeBooks, a sister locate to Authors A.I ., which provides us with the underlying data for this piece. Do most fictions share certain storytelling decorations? More than three a few decades ago, Kurt Vonnegut toyed with the relevant […]

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How to Restart Your Unfinished Book

Photo by Bich Tran from Pexels Today’s post is by Allison K Williams( @GuerillaMemoir ). Join Allison on January 22 for her next class, This Is the Year You’ll Finish Your Book. Is this the year you recommit to a project that’s yearned, unfinished, for months or years? The one where you think 😛 TAGEND […]

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Pick Your Pond: How Nonfiction Authors Can Find the Right Positioning

Photo on Visualhunt Today’s guest post is an excerpt from the brand-new book Get the Word Out: Write a Book That Makes a Difference by Anne Janzer( @AnneJanzer ). Write what you know. Stay in your path. Find your niche. On the one hand, everyone tells you to think bigger, but then they also seem […]

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Securing Audiobook Rights: The Rights You Need to Bring Your Audiobook to Market

Photo credit: The Preiser Project on VisualHunt.com/ CC BY Today’s guest post is by intellectual property lawyer and columnist Matt Knight( @MattKnightBooks ). Audio titles used to be the hideous stepsister of publishing titles, often thought of as throwaway privileges to be included with a group of other secondary titles in a publishing distribute. If […]