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The Sagging Middle

I’ve reached the middle section of my YA novel.  As a writer, I’m a pantser, meaning I write by the seat of my pants. I love writing this way. 404 more words


Print-on-Demand: The Bad

This is the second post in a series about print-on-demand publishing: namely programs like CreateSpace that allow authors to upload, format, and publish their books in both ebook format and a hard-copy version that is printed as customers purchase it. 1,356 more words

Getting Published

Know Your Rights: 7 Terms Every Writer Should Learn

It’s every writer’s dream to see their work in print. To have spent years of their lives putting together the perfect work or months coming up with the perfect idea for publishing or syndication and finally see that hard work pay off with an acceptance letter. 1,617 more words

Literature Effect Blog

Want to get an Arizona photo published?

Author:  Jeff Insel

I woke up this morning, started my morning tea and fetched the newspaper. Upon turning over the front page, to the weather page, I noticed that a sunset photo from my driveway I’d submitted recently was printed. 325 more words



While I’m hiking The Long Trail, I’m reposting old favorites. This one originally published January 20, 2011.

Seeing the galleys for my first book was like seeing a sonogram of a baby that’s been growing inside me for years. 745 more words


Print-on-Demand: The Good

When I talked about Elitism in the Writing Community a few weeks ago, I mentioned print-on-demand publishing only briefly, deciding it was a large enough beast to tackle separately. 1,189 more words

Getting Published

I feel like the It's Guy from Monty Python

Whew! Who knew getting a book ready for publication was such hard work? Oh yeah, probably all of you.

It’s been a whirlwind adventure for me this summer. 268 more words