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Writing for Love

This morning I read an article by a successful literary agent whose blog I follow, and it really got under my skin.  In it, the author cautioned both published and pre-published writers that they need to find out what readers want from them–and give it to them, end of story.  370 more words

Bang On Trend

I had an interesting response from an agent the other day.

First, some back story: While I’ve been working on Ambeth and the edit for… 461 more words


The Myth of the Overnight Success and What Those Stories Have in Common

Publishing has become a sensationalized industry. Journalists love to write about the death of the business, while those of us in it know it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s doing just fine, thanks. 580 more words

Publishing Industry

{Week in Review} 25th January 2015

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Books Outsell Movies

Every year, it seems, we hear that books and other media forms are competing against each other. That might be true but in this race, books win. 62 more words

The Blemish Novella Story Part 28: beating the silence (as much as anyone can)

It’s the silence. It’s terrible.

Regrettably, I didn’t make this claim but an eminent novelist I know.

He was referring to the work of the writer: you sit alone in your room for years on end, then, with more than a little luck, the book is published, before…silence. 352 more words

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Good news for indie authors

Fellow writers, I don’t know about you, but my inbox looks something like this:

You too? Well, I have really great news to share with you! 1,091 more words