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Writer Groups

by Sarah Tun Sarah shares with you the importance and benefits of membership in a writers’ group. Writers Groups with Sarah Tun

Write in the Middle of the Holidays

By Gina Burgess I didn’t make up that title, Ann Kroeker did, but it is great advice. But how to squeeze it in? Oh my goodness, there is so much going on! Christmas cheer, lots of people-crush in stores, and each day brings us closer to, what I believe, is the best holiday of the
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Secure Writer Success

By Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Never were truer words penned than these ancient words from the
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History of Indie Publishing

by Genevieve Fosa In the 1700s, when the notion of publishing was still developing, and libraries were hardly ever thought of, except by a few scholars, a publisher consisted of someone who had the enterprise and the funds to purchase a printing press. He generally did this in order to publish newspapers and pamphlets. Sometimes
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The Famous First Line

by Gina Burgess Google tells me that I have to have what the post is about in the first line. It is about first lines and how crucial are they? Kinda boring first line isn’t it? I had the misfortune of getting sick over Thanksgiving. It was the first Thanksgiving that I’ve ever spent alone,
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4 Steps for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving

by Jann Martin If you aren’t careful about getting ready for Thanksgiving, it can be very stressful. It seems like such a huge task. There are so many things to plan and prepare. Take a deep breath. You can do it. You need to make a plan for what will be done when. It will
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The 30-Second or the Elevator Pitch

by Sarah Tun “Oh, you’re an author! What do you write about?” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. It’s the perfect opening for your elevator pitch, or the 30-second pitch. All writers should have one.You never know who you might find sitting next to you on an airplane, or riding up/down with you on an
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Determining ROI–or Success Rate

by Tom Blubaugh I was talking to an author client/friend the other day about return-on-investment (ROI). 100 % of most conversations about ROI involve money. The thought came to me that money is not the only ROI that can give an author satisfaction. If it is, then many authors would discontinue writing today since, on
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Why a Writer Needs Relationships

by DiAnn Mills Writers spend hours perfecting their manuscripts. The time, sweat, and tears that go into a remarkable writing project can’t be measured when our ability to create is always working. We live and breathe the words filling our mind and transfer them onto the page. Some say writing is an isolated profession, and
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Working through the Gray

by Jeffery Romine When I was co-chair for a medicinal chemistry program, my counterpart often insisted that the success of our executive director, his immediate supervisor, a man who had achieved not only a position of authority but respect within the organization, was due to his remarkable ability to see through the gray. At any
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