Tag: publishing

Diverse Characters – How Do You Write Them?

 June 20, 2019

Diversity is a current buzz word in publishing. Publishers want books with diverse characters. In 2013, when I thought about writing the first book in my Dancing Through Life Series, Dancing on a High Wire, I envisioned the character of Esther being black and thereby providing diversity. However, following the adage, “write what you know,” […]

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Writing Goals for 2018 – Why Bother?

 January 4, 2018

As the queen of goal setting, imagine my surprise when I went to look for my 2017 writing goals and didn’t find any! Yes, I had gone a whole year without having any goals written down. How had that happened? I really don’t know. I guess I was busy with other things and forgot. This […]

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Webinars.

 September 2, 2015

What’s Up with all the Free Webinars? Are They Really Free? Over the past two years, I’ve been signing up for multiple free webinars on book publishing and marketing. They all have a hook at the end, trying to sell you their product. In that they take up valuable time, they aren’t free. In that […]

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NOMINATE ME!!! Kindle Scout Program

 April 23, 2015

Amazon has a new program, Kindle Scout. Authors submit unpublished works and readers nominate books they would like to see published. If your book gets enough nominations, you are offered a publishing contract. If book you nominate is selected you receive a free e-copy. For more information, go to https://kindlescout.amazon.com/about. I’ve submitted my latest manuscript, […]

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Writing in Relative Obscurity

 April 3, 2015

“The truth is most of us will continue to labor on in relative obscurity” – tweet by Women Writers I’m actually comforted by those words. I’m comfortable with obscurity. I’ve been writing in some form all of my life and have no problem with continuing in relative obscurity. I’m much more comfortable in the background […]

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Guest Post on Reality Check, She Writes.Com

 May 7, 2014

My Post, Unlearning What I Once Knew, has been featured on SheWrites.Com home page as part of Zetta Brown’s Reality Check:  Advice for all Authors. Check it out by clicking on one of the links below. Direct linkhttp://www.shewrites.com/xn/detail/3506464:BlogPost:960144?xg_source=activity Short link  –  http://bit.ly/1o6xkmF

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