So You Want to Be a Writer?

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Writing can be very rewarding, but both beginning and experienced writers sometimes have trouble getting motivated, staying inspired, finding the time, and continuing their work. Here are ten tips to …{read more}

10 places to find reviewers for your self-published book

How to find reviewers for your self-published book

Self-publishing is a great way to get your book into the world. But when you self-publish, you take on all the responsibilities that a traditional publisher usually would, including marketing …{read more}

Reflections of a Writer

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In 2012, for NaNoWriMo, which is an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world, I commenced work on my third …{read more}

How to Publish Your Poetry – Some Advice.

On Publishing Poetry

Though the focus of this article is on poets & poetry, many of the tips below are appropriate for writers of fiction and nonfiction as well. …{read more}

Where should I publish

Why multi-genre writing rocks!

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During the week of June 14-17, I was fortunate enough to win a scholarship to attend the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference. It is a program that offers the opportunity for people …{read more}

How to write an excellent book review query

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So, your book is finished and you need to get the word out. You’ve found some book reviewers who you’d like to email. You’re hoping they’ll accept a copy of …{read more}

10 public speaking tips for writers

Public Speaking for Writers

Writers often work in solitude. But when it’s time to do a reading or a book signing, or to give a presentation or speech, you’re no longer in your own …{read more}

The one thing an author should never, ever do.

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I’m a reviewer. I hang out on message boards frequented by other reviewers. One popular topic on these message boards is that of authors who comment on reviews of their …{read more}

On writing poetry – how to write terrific poems

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Here are some tips on learning about poetry, finding your unique voice, and writing terrific poems.

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Preparation & Inspiration for Writing Poetry
Read as much contemporary poetry as you can.

Where and How to Sell Your Poetry Books

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So, you’ve self-published your book.Now what?

Your book just arrived from the printer. Having them published was the easy part. Now your greatest challenge is upon you – you need …{read more}