Great Time at the Avondale Writers’ Conference

This past weekend I took part in the 3rd Avondale Writers' Conference. I had the privilege of attending as both speaker and attendee. The air had a definite buzz. It was great to see so many talented people, so passionate about their craft. The sessions were all well attended. For my session, I had some 25 attendees and …

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Got Writer’s Block? Let Your Readers Help

I have already written a post about author Silvia Hartmann and the Naked Writer Project. Holly McDowell has taken her writing process for King Solomon’s Wives to the web in a different way. As reported by the Huffington Post Ms. McDowell has engaged her readers before the book ever hits the shelf. The concept here is to have readers …

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Put your ego aside, and hire a professional editor: A sci-fi specific example | Novel Publicity

I came across an interesting guest post on Novel Publicity & Co. from Dr. George H. Elder. The main premise is that no matter how attached to our words we may be as writers a good editor can only help. I try to always remind myself of that. Sometimes what I think is the greatest …

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