Archive | March, 2016

How and When to Catch the Elusive Publicity Department — Part 1 of 2

Whenever I meet an author and I tell them what I do, they always ask me the same question: “When is it okay to reach out to my publicist?” And I always think, Oh my! These poor neglected authors! But when I’m at my desk in the office, reading email, and I get a question about a book that’s more than six months away, I often think Oh, no, I’m not ready for you yet. […]

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Writing as Art, Publishing as Business

Writing as Art and Publishing as Business. I’ve been trying to get my thoughts around this topic for a while now, or rather, I’ve been trying to get my thoughts organized enough to write about it. To be honest, I’ve never had that much difficulty separating my art from business, possibly due to the fact that I was embroiled in the business side of publishing for years before I started seriously pursuing publication myself. But […]

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What Comes Before You Start Writing: Premise, Execution, World

Hello again! Because I’ve been in the planning stages of a new project for a little while now, I thought I’d talk about What Comes Before You Start Writing. I know we’ve all read a million posts from various sources about outlining, but I’d like to talk about something a little different, and that’s giving yourself the tools to outline well, or perhaps work without an outline entirely (if you’re more of a pantser). I’ve […]

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