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Indie-Publishing: Devil’s in the Details

Last week, I read a post by suspense master, Steven James, called “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” on the award-winning blog Writer Unboxed (Jan. 31, 2017). He warned against settling for less than your best, taking the easy way as … 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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What I’m Learning about Publishing Options

You’ve put all that work into what you think is a stellar manuscript. Maybe you’re smart and you’ve had it critiqued by an experienced writer, and now you’re ready to rumble. It wasn’t that long ago I would’ve told you to … Continue reading

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It’s Done, Now What?

While I was at Mom’s last week, I read The Final Ride to her. Because of her macular degeneration, she’d never be able to read it herself, which is reason enough to read it to her, but I have another, … Continue reading

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Tough Love for Writers

Author C. Hope Clark wrote a tough-love piece for writers who are afraid of taking the step to becoming published authors. In her blog post, “On Being Tentative,” Hope writes: This is all on you. We all like the pat … Continue reading

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Writer off the Leash, by Michelle Griep

What a fun book. Yes, it’s an instruction manual, but Writer off the Leash is chock full of humor. Michelle tells the realities of this business with a big dose of “suck it up, buttercup” tinged with compassion. Some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Small Presses

I read an “inkwell” article in Writer’s Digest recently that took me a bit by surprise. This article, “Sizing Up Small Presses” was published last February (I’m a bit behind in my reading), and encouraged authors to consider publishing through … Continue reading

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Strategizin’

Do you have a strategy for your writing career? I thought I did, finally. Here it is: 1. Write a sequel to my Contemporary Western Romance, Give the Lady a Ride (which I’ve started and named Riding Herd), and self-publish it to … 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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Learning from Winners

Friday night, in one of the most exciting basketball games I’ve ever sat through, #12 SFA squeaked a win over #5 VCU. In the last 3.6 seconds of a tight game, with SFA only four points down, Desmond Haymon hit … Continue reading

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