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Writing With “Handicaps”

Writing With “Handicaps”

We’re using “handicaps” in quotes because things that used to be serious obstacles for writers are becoming less so with technology and helpful, supportive families. See our blog about writing being a family affair here.   Vision We recently met a successfully published author who has been nearly blind from retinitis pigmentosa since her early […]

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Author Success in Spite of Visual Disability–Q & A with Debby Grahl

Author Success in Spite of Visual Disability–Q & A with Debby Grahl

TMP: I was really impressed when I met you at the Florida Romance Writers Fun In The Sun Conference 2017 and heard your story of how you became a published author spite of your visual disability. Thank you for sharing your story. DG: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to tell the story of how technology […]

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Self Promotion Ideas for Indie Authors

Self Promotion Ideas for Indie Authors

Deciding where to focus your self-promotion effort can be challenging, especially if you start thinking that you should be spending more time writing. Here are four self-promotion ideas that yield good results. BookBub BookBub sends its subscribers daily emails notifying them of books that have time-sensitive, deep discounts. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers and […]

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Freelance Editors

Freelance Editors

After I sold a new client’s proposal, she said to me, “Now that I’ve sold, I’m going to save some money and fire the freelance editor who helps me with my writing.” This was not one of her better ideas. A freelance editor helps authors make their work tighter and more engaging. Ultimately, the work […]

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How to Work a Conference

How to Work a Conference

If you want to get ahead in life, you need to be able to communicate. In publishing, whether you are independently published or working with a traditional publisher, you’ll be working with others, including editors, booksellers, and the reading public. In our increasingly digital world, communication applies to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, and text-based communications […]

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The Eternal Appeal of Christmas Novels

The Eternal Appeal of Christmas Novels

When we think of a Christmas novel, what comes to mind? For many, it will be Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Never mind that it’s actually a novella! With its ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, this classic story is closely linked to the annual Christmas experience. More recently, Mary Higgins Clark has written […]

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