Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Get OUT of the Publishing Traffic Jam

In the early days of publishing the road to riches was a small highway littered with rejected manuscripts and abandoned dreams. Few who started out on the journey actually made it to the finish line. Many more either crashed and burned, or simply abandoned the trip altogether. For the financially independent, there was the alternate …

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What Writers Need to Do When We Run Out of Gas

There have been numerous articles written about writer’s block- that horrific time in our lives when our “Muse” takes a vacation and all creativity comes to a screeching halt. Web sites abound on the subject, with many experts giving their opinions on the causes and solutions, most of which we’ve all heard before. But the …

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Know Your Rights Before You’re Left Out

When publishing was only a matter of paper and ink, and reading material was produced by hand, author’s “rights” were pretty simple. There were none. Whatever the author wrote, the author sold and the author kept the money. With the invention of the printing press, came a new industry, Publishing. The good news for authors …

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Know Your Rights Before You’re Left Out!

When publishing was only a matter of paper and ink, and reading material was produced by hand, author’s “rights” were pretty simple. There were none. Whatever the author wrote, the author sold and the author kept the money. With the invention of the printing press, came a new industry, Publishing. The good news for authors …

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Chronicles of an Indie Book Publicist: 5 Things Self-Published Authors Need to Stop Immediately

Chronicles of an Indie Book Publicist: 5 Things Self-Published Authors Need to Stop Immediately.

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History of a Published Novel

It started with a title, which became an idea, which became a story, which became a manuscript, then became a book. Red Wine for Breakfast is the most published novel you’ve never heard of. The novel has had three agents, been optioned for a movie, has five publishers and was one of the very first …

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Is Originality Dead in Prime Time Television?

Either I’m watching way too much television, or there really is a severe lack of creativity and originality in the writing world. In one week, there were not one, not two, but three prime time series which had the identical plot. Castle on ABC, Hawaii 5-0 on CBS and Psyche on USA Network all involved …

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