Cleaning House Before NaNoWriMo

How many people out there are participating in NaNoWriMo? Raise your hands. Wow, that's a lot! Good for you! Those of you who are NOT participating probably have a variety of reasons for skipping it this year: You're already in the middle of another project and don't want to break your momentum to start something …

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Being Cocky in the Social Media Age

By now, most of you have heard about #Cockygate. If not, let me catch you up to speed: Romance author, Faleena Hopkins, filed a trademark on the word "cocky." Once her trademark was approved, Faleena allegedly sent cease and desist letters to other authors who happened to have the word "cocky" in the titles of …

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Top Five Blogging Hazards

Blogging can be a fun, but necessary part of building an author platform. If you're not careful, blogging can land you in a great big boiling pot of hot water! Fortunately, it's easy to avoid trouble if you know what to look out for. I've compiled a list of the top five blogging hazards along …

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A Few Thoughts on Editors

Editors. We all need them - at least most of us do. It's very difficult to catch all your own mistakes when you write something, and the longer the piece of work, the more numerous the errors. When you're first starting out as a writer, you need a really good editor. Not just someone to …

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When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "It takes money to make money." This is true even in publishing - maybe especially in publishing. This post isn't going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of …

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