Writing Process

Seven Takeaways from the Self-Publishing Success Summit

Two weeks ago I mentioned the online Self-Publishing Success Summit that was being broadcast for free through Chandler Bolt’s Self-Publishing School. I hunkered down and listened to as many of these interviews as I could while they were free, and I found myself extremely inspired! Not only was it interesting to learn about how self-publishing works, but there were…

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It’s All About Taste

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing, publishing, and the importance of taste. Many of my friends are in the trenches of querying agents and submitting novels. They’re racking up long lists of rejection letters and wondering why they aren’t good enough. They’re asking: Why doesn’t this agent want my book? Why didn’t they connect with…

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NaNoWriMo Prep

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year? It starts this Saturday (November 1st) and is a mad dash to write 50,000 words of a novel in one short month! I participated for the first time last year and loved it. It’s true, I was a big snob about NaNoWriMo before I…

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