Category Archives: Publishing

Edit Rounds, Typos, and the Finished Project…

This meme has been floating around, and got my re-thinking about something I think on often… HOW DO TYPOS SURVIVE? For those traditionally published, you KNOW that typos make it into the final version of your book – almost every single time. (I’ll admit to a tiny part of me being giddy when I find […]
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YAY! I made it! Oh, wait…

A frenzy of self-publishing followed Amazon’s program to allow authors to publish their own works. A bit slowly at first, and then an explosion in 2011 and 2012, which is still exploding. And no, Amazon wasn’t the only company, but they were, and still are, the largest. Some of the big names to come out […]
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what the BL*RB to write next

You wanna write books that’ll sell? Sell them to yourself first.    The more years I spend writing, the more I see the benefits of having a workable pitch before I start writing, and the more I beg others to do the same. This helps keep the focus of the project as narrow as it […]
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Wanna Know How/Where to Start Your Novel?

Wanna Know How/Where to Start Your Novel? Read a TON of first chapters. I’ll talk about published ones today, and unpublished ones in another post. On my week of not-writing, one of the things I did was go to Amazon and read a TON of first chapters. (I may write up something on how important […]
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DON’T PANIC: The Agent Edition

I know, I know… Telling someone to “Stop panicking” is like telling a person to stop aging, or to stop being hot while walking the strip in Vegas. In August. Here are a few things I see writers panic about when dealing with agents, and here’s why I think you should not panic in these […]
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A Few Fav Blurb/Query Helps

This is a post I’ve meant to do for AGES. I’m sure I’ll come back and edit this post as I find new ways to write blurbs, but these are my favs… for now. Helping someone else with their blurb or query is simple. Working one up for myself? Not as simple. There was a blissful […]
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Do NOT Apologize for Your Genre

OK. I’m going to keep this simple, because I like simple. 1. There are people who love reading in every genre. Don’t do them the disrespect of looking down on a genre – even your own. 2. Publishing is HARD. Having novels come out into the world is HARD. The part that should be fun […]
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Three Ways to Help Published Friends

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I know I’ve done a post similar to this before, but needs change, the market changes… I change… OK. Seriously. The super simple list: Leave a review. Tell your reader friends what a big deal it is for an author to have reviews on book seller […]
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In Brief: Mooshing 2 Genres/Writers Into One Book

I’ve read a few posts on this already, but I’m going to throw my few cents into the conversation. Okay. No cents. Just words. I’m lame. We have this idea that if we write a book that crosses genres rather dramatically, we will widen our audience to epic proportions. So, if we write a book […]
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In Brief: BE CREATIVE

Oh, man… I just had a weird cheerleading flashback, BE CRE-AY-TIVE. B. E. CRE-AY-TIVE! I’m so sorry for dragging you down that mini rabbit-hole with me. Ahem. *re-starts post*attempts to be somewhat professional*snorts*continues writing post anyway* I’ve been reading a TON of pre-published manuscripts lately, and it’s been amazing and interesting, but here’s what is […]
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