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How do you hold up under criticism?
Do you retreat? Retaliate? Get angry? Do you lose your breath?
No one likes to be criticized. Yet as you rise to the top … [Continue reading...]
Thank you to those who entered the giveaway for the FICTION JUMPSTART program.
I wrote each entrant's name on a sheet of paper, placed the papers in a bowl, and had my husband draw five winners. … [Continue reading...]
When someone asks you what your book is about can you tell them in one sentence without missing a beat? If you're asked to speak at a local chamber meeting about your book, could you speak with … [Continue reading...]
10 Essential Tips to Make You a Better Writer, by Ben Russel
Writing is not something that comes naturally for everyone. It is something that takes patience and practice to master. There are many … [Continue reading...]
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2016 BOOK AWARD CONTESTS
by Alinka Rutkowska
My absolute favorite book award contest is: Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest
Deadline April 1, … [Continue reading...]
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It's that time of year again. TAX TIME. 1099's. Finding all those receipts you should have kept. Figuring out how much you owe the government. I just hung up … [Continue reading...]
Happy New Year!
The end of the year is a great time to reflect about the previous year and take inventory on what you learned over the previous twelve months.
For 2016, I will keep my daily … [Continue reading...]
Several years ago, I was down in beautiful Venice, Florida at an author fair and met two authors and marketers, Matt Stone and Rob Archangel, and have kept in touch with them. They own BUCK BOOKS, a … [Continue reading...]
Many people don't think that confidence has anything to do with writing a novel, but I do. You can be a talented writer, but if you don't have the confidence to finish the job and believe in yourself, … [Continue reading...]