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Seven Actions To Take After A Rejection Letter

Rejection letters can knock you on your butt. And that's okay, it happens, stuff hurts, rejection sucks. But you can't stay on the floor, rubbing your a**. 1.  Get your butt off the floor and go do something nice for yourself. Take a walk, draw, watch a comedy, play with your kids or pet. This includes… Continue reading Seven Actions To Take After A Rejection Letter

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"The 10 Best Ways to Promote Your Book"-Part 2 of Wordfest workshop.

     Yesterday I talked about the first half of Pat Fry's workshop. Today I'll list her 10 ways to promote your book and include some information from other sources that fall into Pat's listed categories. By now the newbie writer knows that promoting (selling) their book can be more difficult than writing their novel.… Continue reading "The 10 Best Ways to Promote Your Book"-Part 2 of Wordfest workshop.

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"Simple Steps to Successful Authorship" workshop-Ojai Wordfest

     Laptop, coffee, pajamas, more coffee....that is some of what it takes for me to sit my butt in the chair and write. So say you are now finished with your manuscript (MS), one, three or ten years later. How do you prepare that MS for publication? Pat Fry of S.P.A.W.N (info below) has… Continue reading "Simple Steps to Successful Authorship" workshop-Ojai Wordfest

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The Future of Print Books, Something to Think About

This is a repost I thought you might enjoy. It generated a conversation between my kids (young adults) and the future of printed books. Would e-books take over books in print? Both of them said no, not even in ten or twenty years. There would still be book lovers who wanted the feel of paper… Continue reading The Future of Print Books, Something to Think About