Live Your Best Writing Life in 2019

If you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve probably put together a list of goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you fell short of your goals last year and are hoping to do better in 2019. Or, maybe 2018 exceeded all expectations and you’re looking to repeat your success in the New Year. …

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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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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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Does Your Website Need an Update?

  Yesterday, I discovered that, although my website looked quite lovely on my laptop computer, on my cell phone it looked like a deranged monkey had put it together. Some of my images appeared off-center, while some were teeny-tiny, while others were huge and looked like they were going to attack unsuspecting web-goers. The text …

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