Publishing Industry Myths and Legends

When I first entered the lofty realm of book publishing as nothing but a meek little editorial intern, I believed all sorts of misconceptions about the industry. Not least the editors’ choice: “So you just read all day, right?” Haha, that hasn’t gotten old! . . . But over the years, I’ve discovered that’s just… Read more »


#5OnFri: 5 Tips for Writing Book Two

Congratulations!  You made it! Your first book is published!  And now…you get to write another one!  But you’re also marketing Book One and possibly even doing school or book club visits, even if you’re an introvert!  (Watch for the marketing-for-introverts post coming May 27!) So how do you manage to juggle it all?  Here are… Read more »


Game-Changer: A Daily Writing Habit

I used to talk about writing a lot. I’d get all dreamy and imagine my future career as a world-famous novelist. But it was always a hazy dream, filmed through Vaseline so you couldn’t see the harder realities of it: the actual work. It was “someday.” But I wasn’t doing anything to make it happen…. Read more »


Episode 92: Setting the Scene – Interview with C.J. Box

Hey there word nerds! Thanks for joining me. Today I’m talking with New York Times bestselling author, C.J. Box, author of sixteen Joe Pickett novels, five standalones, and the short story collection, Shots Fired. He’s also won numerous awards including and won the Edgar Award for Best novel for his first standalone, Blue Heaven. Off… Read more »


The Secret Power of Guest Posting

It’s easy to learn about the basic benefits of guest posting—articles about it are all over the place (including this particularly excellent one from DIY MFA, not that I’m biased). Guest posting is a great way to give your blog a boost in traffic and grow awareness for a website, book, or other project. These… Read more »

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