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A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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"God Told Me to Write" Is Not Enough
Okay, so before I get any angry comments or emails, let me explain. When a writer tells me, "God told me to write this book," I'm so...
Is Publishing Classist?
Piggybacking off of our previous article on ageism in publishing, it seems quite a few isms have sneaked its way into the publishing...
Am I Marketing in a Void?
Authors will ask this question at one point in their lives. Why doesn't my marketing do anything?
How Much Marketing Do I Need to Do for My Book?
How much marketing is the bare minimum for a book launch? Check out this post to find out!
I Posted Every Day on Instagram for a Month (Here's What Happened)
My marketing director at IlluminateYA encouraged us to post on Instagram each day in July. This freaked me out.
Please Don't Pitch Agents on LinkedIn
Trust me on this. You will seem far less professional if you try to pitch your manuscript on this network.
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.
Knock on 100 Doors (Encouragement for Those Wanting to Give Up Writing)
The world of writing is a world of nos. You send out 100 emails in hopes of at least one yes.
Why Prequels Make No Sense
Random rant time. I hate prequels. Most of the time they serve as info-dumping cash grabs that answer questions you never had about a story.
Five Free Programs that will Change Your Writing Life
As poor starving artists, we can't spend a ton on every program in the business. Here are some free ones that have shaped my career.
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