Tag Archives: publisher

Get the Right Edit

Let me tell you a true story: An author wrote a book, a nice little tale she’d finally typed “the end” to. “At last!” she exclaims with tears of joy streaming down her face. “It is finished!” After so long … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Platform?

Maybe I should start with asking, “Do you know what a platform is?” I’m not talking about the construction/architectural definition or the political definition, but the one used for us writers. Recently I proof-read a query for a friend and realized … Continue reading

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The Christian PEN 10th Anniversary Convention

Are you a freelance editor, or interested in possibly becoming one?   The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network is sponsoring an editor convention in Southern California April 23–25. “Keys to Successful Freelance Editing” is for part-time or full-time editorial … Continue reading

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Query Time

It’s time to send The Cat Lady’s Secret out into the world in search of an agent. Please, just cut off my arm. That’ll be far less painful. When I sent Give the Lady a Ride out on the publication trail, I knew–at … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published, by Terry Burns

I am so excited to announce Port Yonder Press‘s newest release, A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published, written by author/agent Terry Burns. Between the covers of this short book, Terry tells all–from surviving the fifteen-minute interview at a writers … Continue reading

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