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How to become a successful author

I’ve been a professional writer for 30 years (Wow! Seeing that number applied to something I’ve done freaks me out a bit.), and I’ve done a lot of different types of writing. My first novel was published in 1996, and … Continue reading

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Why I decided to indie publish

  We talked about indie publishing at last week’s Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade meeting. We have both indie and traditional authors in our group so we were able to get insight from both sides.   I’m an indie author, and I … Continue reading

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Have you tried Scrivener?

I keep hearing about a program called Scrivener. The articles I read say that it helps make a writer more efficient. Has anyone here tried the program? It’s not expensive, so that’s not what is holding me back. I just … Continue reading

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Your writing doesn’t suck. Your story does.

I am reading a book called Story Fix by Larry Brooks. I’m still in the early part of the book, but I read something that resonated with me. Brooks said that over the best years, he evaluated hundreds of stories … Continue reading

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Forget about becoming a great writer

In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about four different types of writers: Great, Good, Competent, and Bad. He also makes the argument that a Bad writer can’t move up to competent, and a Good writer can’t become great. … Continue reading

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Getting more from selling books at festivals

I’ve been looking at ways lately to increase my sales from festivals and other events where I sell books. I have been attending some of these festivals for years and have seen my sales plateau. Since these events cost money … Continue reading

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