Category Archives: The Business

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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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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What is Sleep?–a Word on the Business of Writing

After being gone from March 22 through 27, then spending March 28 prepping for a medical procedure on the 29th, then recovering from sedation after that procedure, by the 30th, I was super behind on my work. Seriously behind. Deadlines, clients, … Continue reading

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Formatting eBooks for Writers

Freelance editor Susan Stewart of Practical Inspirations  believes in offering full service to her clients–which includes access to her knowledge of how to transfer manuscripts into digital-ready formats for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and others. Formatting eBooks for Writers: a Practical Guide covers … Continue reading

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