Archive for the 'Writing Advice' Category

What Not to Do when Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

I’m off the script a bit today. I found a great article through the Ice Cream for Zombies Facebook page. If you haven’t checked it out you, please do. Their posts are almost always helpful or fun. This one was posted today: What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents   […]

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Book Covers/Titles

Advice from David Morgan: Your book cover should look professional and should attract readers to your book. Yes, people still do judge a book by its cover. If you don’t have the skills to do it yourself, hire an art student. You will get it done cheaply and will help advance both their career and […]

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Market your book yourself

You need to see yourself as a self-employed business person whether you self-publish or go through a traditional publisher. The publishing industry is terrible about marketing books and always has been. Publishers/Editors don’t know why books don’t do well. Push with the same attitude whether using a publisher or self publishing. Publishers expect you to […]

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Hang your bookcover on your wall

Make a cover for your book. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Hang it in your workspace to inspire you as you write. (advice from David Morgan-4-20-13)  

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My First Writer’s Club Meeting

In my new life as a retired person, I have found myself compelled to write. As I have sought ways to develop my writing skills, I have sought the advice of a few seasoned writers. One recommendation I heard and read several places was to join a local writer’s group. Today I went to a […]

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