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PART 2: Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Last week I started our discussion on the pros and cons between traditional publishing and self-publishing. Both of these are viable options in today’s writing market … the question is which one is right for you? Last week’s video covered: Submissions, gatekeepers, rights, royalties, advances, and contracts. Watch last weeks video here: PART 1 –…

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PART 1: Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Should you publish your book traditionally with a major publisher? Or should you go the self-publishing route? In the past, traditional publishing has been the primary option for writers. It’s the classic model that we’re all familiar with, wherein a larger publisher in New York buys our book and turns us into a literary sensation….

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Behind the Scenes: Ingrid’s Notes Website Photoshoot

The Ingrid’s Notes Website – which will be dedicated to creative writing craft, process, and inspiration – is coming soon! In the meantime, get inspired by this fun behind-the-scenes video of the website photoshoot. All the images on the site are created by me and my husband who owns Gearhart Photo. I got creative and…

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Video: What Is Profluence?

Have you heard of this fancy MFA creative writing term called profluence? Proflu-whaaaaaat? Yep, it’s a complete mouthful! Profluence is a big scholarly MFA word that I’d never heard of until I was in creative writing school. It’s coined by John Gardner and it refers to the overall connective tissue, flow and energy of your novel,…

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How The Film MOONLIGHT Breaks The Rules

The film MOONLIGHT claimed top prizes by winning the Academy Awards for best picture and best screenplay last month. This film is brilliant. And in my opinion, much of that brilliance comes from the fact that it broke so MANY conventional writing “rules” that we’ve been told again and again. It broke those rules –…

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How to Create a Morning Writing Habit

Getting up in the morning sucks … …that is, until you make a habit out of it and it turns into the most productive, amazing, and rejuvenating time of your day. What-whaaaat? I know, you’re wondering what kind of crazy early-morning kool-aid I’ve been drinking. It’s true, I get up every morning between 5 and…

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