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Mixing it up

I’m taking the liberty to mix it up today by blogging about something I love to do besides writing, and that’s cooking. Maybe I’ll set up a separate cooking blog at some point. So, today I’m cooking from Anthony Bourdain’s … Continue reading

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Is writing a book torture?

I get that question a lot. And, if I’m going to answer honestly, the answer is yes, it can be unless you are so blinded by enthusiasm, you can’t wait to get the words out. But like anything else, after … Continue reading

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A Dilemna

A friend of mine was really excited. Yet-to-be-published, she’d signed with an agent to prize-winning stars. When attending writer conferences, she’d mention to insiders the name of the agent who represented her, and they’d literally look at her in awe. … Continue reading

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When A Rock Star Pens Your Foreword

This you need. It’s the difference between interesting a publisher even for a moment, or winding up in the slush pile. A rock-star-written foreword lends your book cache, giving you the A-lister’s seal of approval. It also goes a long … Continue reading

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Quality, and Yes, Quantity

You’ve committed to 50,000 words. Now how are you going to fill those pages? A yikes moment, for sure, but there’s no reason to panic. Once you’ve fleshed out your outline, it’s time to start gathering material — a lot … Continue reading

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A Marketing Plan to Envy

Writers by their very nature like to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and let their thoughts out. I’m not calling them all introverted…but they tend to shy away from speaking opportunities. I won’t mention names — but … Continue reading

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Be Relentless

Agents are busy people. So if you’re getting the run around — “I haven’t had time to read it yet” or “I just returned from maternity leave” — it’s time to move on. That means ask everyone you know if … Continue reading

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