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Fantastic Tools for Writers

These days there are many tools available to help in the writing of a book. Here are a few that I use and recommend. Some of the tools overlap, and I don’t always use everything in the intended way. I adapt my usage to suit my needs and writing habits. 1. 4 The Words...

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Pros and Cons of Writing for Different Publishers (part two)

This is part two about the pros and cons of writing for different publishers. Part one appeared yesterday. Pros and Cons of Writing for Different Publishers (part two) by Brenna Lyons Choosing your publishers: Risk Management? Splitting your investments- This is...

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Pros and Cons of Writing for Different Publishers (part one)

I'm a member of the Marketing for Romance Writers loop. There's a wealth of knowledge available in this group, mainly promo and marketing advice but there are also discussions about other writing related things such as publishers. Late last year the subject of writing...

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Horses & The Monster That Shall Not Be Named

I often come across good articles and posts relating to writing and the writing business when I'm surfing on the net. What? You thought I wrote all the time? :grin: I don't know about you, but I enjoy both keeping up with the writing market and learning new things. I...

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Can You See Into the Future?

This is a shot of Albert Park (named after Prince Albert) in Central Auckland. It's not far from the university and on a fine day, it's the perfect place for students to eat their lunch. Mystery writer JA Konrath has a very interesting post about e-books and what he...

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Interview with agent Holly Root

Today my special guest is agent Holly Root from the Waxman Literary Agency. Shelley: Tell us a little about yourself. How did you become an agent? Holly: I actually had no idea that “agent” was a job until after I’d already landed in publishing. When I moved to New...

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Conference Report

It was a weird sort of a weekend for me. I attended the conference, but I have to admit I had trouble focusing on what the speakers were saying because of the personal stuff going on in our lives. I did, however, have a couple of real lightbulb moments - thank you...

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