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ABC’s of Publishing - About Agents

While there’s no Golden Rule to “Being ... it appears the only way to get your foot in the door is to have a ... literary agent hold it open. (I can’t count the number of times my toes,

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1-2-3 Submitting Your Work to Publishers

I’ve finished my first book: each word has been read and re-read, each sentence edited, each page a labor of love. All my family and friends have read my book and assured me it’s ... – sure to b

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Listen Up and Improve your Writing

Are you a good ... Almost everyone will answer this question ... However, ... is not the same as hearing; it requires ... effort and ... To be an ... list

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The Why's, How's and Where's of Research

When I decided to write a murder mystery; with my main ... as the ... I had a few problems to ... 1) I have never been murdered 2) I have never ... a murder 3) I have nev

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Using Body Language to create Believable Characters

Have you ever had a “Gut” feeling about someone? You meet someone and a little voice says: "I like him” or “I don’t trust her”. Have you ever wondered why you formed that ... opinion? Body langu

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Lighten up, just a little

Humor has a place in every day life. It is a part of our ... our ... even our ... Humor is used to lighten the mood, relate to others, to deal with stress and pain. It

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Paying Online – Pros and Cons

Paying Online – Pros and ConsI’ve been seduced by the ... of online ... I’ve bought movies, clothes, stamps, ... ... books and jewelry online. During the ... Holi

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Breaking Writer's Block

Breaking Writer's BlockThe most fearsome enemy to any writer, ... without warning, without ... and without ... is (gasp, dare I say it?) WRITER’s BLOCK. I feel a bit like Harry Po

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Publishing Pit Bulls

... Pit BullsYou have invested a great deal into your writing: time, ... your heart and soul, maybe even a few tears, and now you’re ... ... even more: your cold hard cash.

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Publishing Trends: Traditional vs ePublishing

... Trends: ... vs ... done what most people only talk about. You’ve written a book, spent ... hours ... for just the right words only to delete many of them i

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Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with SharksI just finished my first novel, “Shades of ... and felt a rush of giddy ... at the prospect of being a REAL writer. I had a vague idea that I would need an agent, so

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes ... my daughter began to play the ... most of the notes she played were ... off key. Soon the notes were more or less correct, but the melody was lacking as she took

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