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Isn’t It Illegal?

“Most writing contracts, especially for books, motion pictures and TV, are booby-trapped. If you don’t know the traps when you read them, hire someone who does- not just any lawyer, but a lawyer specialized in literary contracts.” James Joseph Have … Continue reading

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Remember To Have Fun!

So many times I have read and heard motivational speakers or spiritual gurus say, “You can control your mind better than you may believe.” Not all the time. And definitely not for me. My biggest problem is that I can’t … Continue reading

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Will A Query Alone Sell Your Book?

One of the synonyms of query listed in the thesaurus is inquiry. The first thing agents and editors ask when you submit your manuscript is a query letter. A query may include an appealing but concise summary of the novel’s … Continue reading

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How About We Go Online And Check

“Let me go and check online for the reviews,” says my daughter every time I want to buy a product for myself or for the house. “Let me find out if it’s good and what people have to say about … Continue reading

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Cut Away Everything

Blaise Pascal once wrote: “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.” Pascal’s apology is contrary to the common belief that to write longer we need more time. We have … Continue reading

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Nine Steps To Becoming A Writer

Step 1: Start with an Idea. Step 2: Draw out a Plan- theme, characters, plot. Step 3: Read and Research (if necessary). Step 4: Start Writing (actual writing process). Step 5: Keep on Writing until you Finish the first draft. … Continue reading

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