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“The question you always have to ask is this: why should someone care?
The answer is NEVER: because I want you to; because I need you to; because it’s the right thing to do.

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Janet Reid Talks about Promotion

My agent, Janet Reid, discusses author promotion on her blog. Janet’s page is treasure trove of advice for writers of all levels. Keep an eye on the comment sections–there is often good intel to be gleaned from the participants.

The best approach is to use italics very very judiciously.
Start with thinking you can’t use any, and then use it only if you absolutely must. 

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There's agents...

and there’s sharks.

Go for a shark.

Better still, The Shark.


Happy Ending Sad

(A little story while you wait for results. ♥ )

Happy Ending Sad
by Rebekah Postupak

The End

(Or so they thought)

Adrift and lost, they clung to wreckage — alive… 178 more words

Flash Fiction

Basking in the Bounty of the Book Gods

The book gods have been good to me this week. I’m suddenly basking in books that are at the top of my TBR list.

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The Query Letter--What Not to Do

This is a reblog of Lindsay Ribar’s excellent post, originally here: http://lindsayribar.tumblr.com/post/103578580193/i-read-120-ish-queries-today-and-then-made-a-poem.

Queries are tricky little things; I’ve spent months in Query Letter Hell (yes, that’s its real name) on Absolute Write trying to improve my query skills, and it’s STILL a work in progress. 219 more words

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