Category Archives: The Business

Genre-Locked?

Someone in a Facebook group asked if they were stuck with one genre. They didn’t want to be; they wanted to write a little bit of everything. I could relate. I remember moaning about that a few years back. My … Continue reading

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Want to be a Team Member?

Elizabeth hasn’t been a member of my team for very long. She was so quiet, I wondered if she had actually joined. Then she wrote that she’d been reading through all the posts and was “in awe.” Made me feel good. … Continue reading

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Taxes! Bah Humbug!

It’s time. Our appointment is next Monday, and I’m scrambling like a madwoman to figure out income and deductibles from my writing/editing/speaking business. And while I pop Tylenol regularly and wear my pencils to nubs, I fuss at myself. This … Continue reading

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Create a Marketing Budget, by Cindy Huff

Cindy Huff, author of the incredible, soon-to-be-released novel, Secrets and Charades, had an excellent post on her site, Writer’s Patchwork Blog, and she has generously allowed me to reprint it here in its entirety. This is her Marketing Tip #3. Numbers one (“You … Continue reading

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Post-Tate

In the comments section of my truncated post, “Tate Publishing Troubles,” Keith Kelly asked, “What do we do now?” I can promise you I’m not the all-knowing queen about this, but I can share what I do know: Predator presses … Continue reading

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Tate Publishing Troubles

Tate Publishing & Enterprises Slapped with $1.7 Million Lawsuit, Department of Labor Investigation (Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware) NOTE: 12/21/2016 1:00 CST The original author requested I take down the post and send those who are interested to … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Home from ACFW Conference

What an amazing week! I don’t know where to begin–except with my favorite part. The people. Conference time provides a wonderful opportunity to meet in person people who you see only in social media pics. They’re taller, shorter, bigger, smaller, … Continue reading

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