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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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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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Little Oops–Big Oops

One of my clients sent me an email chock-full of apologies for making me suffer through all those typos!  “I’m so embarrassed!” “Ha! That’s nothin’!” says I. Seriously–do you know what I did last month? No, of course not. I … Continue reading

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Does the Critique Have Merit? II

Pick a business, any business, and I can promise this will be true: There are those who know what they’re doing, and those who only think they know. The same is true in writing and editing. In Monday’s post about … Continue reading

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Beyond Chapter Five

Lately, every novel I’ve read falls apart after chapter five, as if no one in the publishing process cares whether the book is good beyond the hook. Just in case anyone is wondering, I will put a book down after … 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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To Pub, or Not to Pub

Very few things are more exciting than typing “The End” on the last page of your first book. It has been the project of your heart for one, three, five years. Your baby, born after a long and painful labor. Now: … Continue reading

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And, We’re Off!

It’s done! Give the Lady a Ride has now been sent in query form to each agent I got excited about while researching my options. I’ve already received rejection notices from some, which is fine. I expected that. I even got a nibble … Continue reading

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