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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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There Will Always Be

During a recent talk with a friend last week she mentioned the names of three books that I would be interested to read. As soon as I had the chance, I went online to order the books. All three were … Continue reading

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I So Want To Belong

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Anne Frank Yes we all live to be happy, well most of us do. I know there was a time when I was … 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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Think Of A Synopsis As A First Date

Synopsis! This single word strikes fear in my heart. There’s something about an editor saying “Submit a synopsis and a sample chapter, or the first fifty pages” that turns my blood cold. I know that my fear is unnecessary. I … Continue reading

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Best Of All No Rejection Letters

Self-publishing has become a remarkable phenomenon in this day and age. Whether it is articles or stories posted on blogs, or e-books, now anyone can write about anything and get “published” instantly. Often there are no boundaries and, best of … Continue reading

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I Promise You Writers

Yesterday morning I woke up earlier than usual so I could finish the book I was reading before I sat down at my desk to write. I had only about fifty pages left. That was a huge mistake. Because after … Continue reading

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Sorry Not For Us

A few months back I got yet another “rejection email” from a publisher. Over the years and following the advice of other experienced writers I have learned to accept rejections with an open mind and not take them personally. Now … Continue reading

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How Do You Promote Your Book

A writer friend told me the other day that nowadays publishing a book is the easiest part of the process of writing because of all the facilities available to writers online, digitally. But the hardest thing is the self-promotion. As … Continue reading

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Literary Larceny

Literary theft or plagiarism and lying has always been part of literature and the publishing world. What was once hard to notice is nowadays easily detected. Technology and digital printing have a lot to do with it. In fact the … Continue reading

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