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A (Hope)ful Blog
A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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9 Myths Non-writers Believe About Publishing and Writing
If there's anything more frustrating than hundreds of hours of editing and marketing, it's trying to explain to non-writers why you
What I Wish I Knew Before Launching my Debut
My debut launches tomorrow. Although this thrills me, if I could go back, I'd give myself the following advice.
15 Ways to Believe in Yourself Again
We all feel like impostors. But your work is worth it and worthy, so keep going after you read this blog post.
How to Write an Amazon Book Review
It seems simple. But Amazon can and does take down reviews. So here's how to avoid your review disappearing.
Should I Write Something Controversial?
Authors like to push the envelope, but when should you go very controversial in your writing?
My First Pre-order
I always compared a pre-order to a baby shower. Authors, after all, claim books as their babies, and what better way to celebrate a book...
What Does the Book of Daniel Have to do with Teens?
So you stuck the book of Daniel in a high school. Why? Here are ten reasons why the dude from Babylon has something to say today.
BLAZE: The story of the name change
My editor changed the title of my debut a month before it released for pre-order. And I am so happy he did.
Why Writers Need Breaks
Almost every occupation offers vacation time. So why do freelance writers never seem to have breaks? Here's why you need a Sabbath.
5 Truths for Every Christian Writer
Being a Christian writer is tough. Here's some encouragement for those called to write.
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