September 5, 2019
How to Know When Your Writing Is Good Enough

At a writing workshop I taught, a participant asked, "How will I know when my writing is good enough?" The answer is simple: You'll know your writing is good enough when you pass the test. But that begs the question: What's the test? How to Test Your Writing Skills Identify publications that exercise editorial discretion. […]

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August 15, 2019
5 Tips an Aspiring Author Can Use to Move Up and Get Noticed

Literary agents and publishers regularly receive hundreds to thousands of unsolicited queries and book proposals per year. That can mean 10 or more each week. They often rely on manuscript readers to skim requests and to vet authors. They also turn to professionals with a track record of recognizing talent to find the types of […]

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January 18, 2018
How the F.C.C. Repeal of Title II (Net Neutrality) May Affect Authors and Other Small Business Owners

Authors and other business owners* have been leveraging the power of the internet for many years, but the repeal of net neutrality rules is a game changer with the potential to limit your ideal reader's ability to discover you. *Whether they see themselves as such or not, authors are business owners. If you are not an […]

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