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Archive for March, 2015

Here, let me help you with that promotion …

There’s some great advice here. Enjoy your Friday and gain increase your knowledge with this advice from Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

This is a rerun of a post from April 19, 2014, because I thought it was time to remind a few of you out there …

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.” — Will Rogers

There is nothing worse – and I mean NOTHING!! – than an author who over-self-promotes!

Now I didn’t say just “self-promotes” but qualified it with “over”, because we all need to do a little bit of promoting, within reason, to get the word out about what we’ve written. Even traditionally published authors need to promote themselves, because many publishers just don’t have the financial wherewithall to deal individually with each author on their list. And you authors already know who your personal and professional contacts are, anyway, so you have a better chance of attracting attention by approaching those people personally.

But what happens when you…

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Nuggets of Wisdom from Writers to Writers

Great thoughts on our inner dialogue with ourselves as we grow in our writing.

Holly's Narrative Dream

Hi friends, students and blog hoppers. I’m flattered that Carol Baldwin chose my writing tip from the many she received and you followed it here.

I have another import tidbit of wisdom to share. I keep this gem posted on the board in front of me.


It goes hand in hand with Don’t compare yourself to others.

What’s the most frustrating thing about your process?

If I had my drothers my process would be much faster. But you know what, it isn’t. And I’m proud of the essays, magazine articles and short stories that are published, but I can’t wait to announce my YA books to the world. It’s as if I’m writer not an author until I do.

So I work hard every day to finish my currant WIP.  Keep an eye out for me in 2017. I’m working hard to make it the timing of…

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