Fear of Book Marketing: Some Soothing Thoughts

Fear of Book Marketing: Some Soothing Thoughts

Marketing a book is hard, but since you spent all that time on your writing, you want the world to see it, yes? Yes!

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The Importance of Being Edited

The Importance of Being Edited

Editing is essential to establishing the credibility of any book, fiction and non-fiction, self-published or traditionally published. Here’s a basic look at the process, including a definition of terms.

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Kickstarter Success: 8 Things I Did Right

Kickstarter Success: 8 Things I Did Right

Kickstarter is a marathon, from bugging family and friends to expressing gratitude for supporters every day. Here’s how I got across the finish line.

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Born 2 Freelance

Born 2 Freelance

I thought I had slunk, ashamed and abject, out of my job as a newspaper editor. A caricature by the paper’s cartoonist suggests otherwise.

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Our Books, Our Childhoods

Our Books, Our Childhoods

The books we loved as children are imbued with our memories. Is it possible to share them? Maybe not — but we still try.

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WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

.In this final post of my November memoir challenge, I sum up what I’ve accomplished and what I still hope to accomplish, using many subheads and bullets and lots of boldface text.

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WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

Welcome to day 29 of the Write Part of My Memoir in November challenge, poor puppy edition.  Earlier today, I found myself filled with terror, followed by great pain. Stay with me here. The ordeal was over far more quickly than the telling will be. A dog of many beds It all started when I […]

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WriPaMyMeNo, Day 28: Revenge, Revisited

WriPaMyMeNo, Day 28: Revenge, Revisited

Revenge can work well in a memoir if deployed sparingly and strategically. Here are a few ideas of how.

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Of Friends and Frozen Turkeys I Sing

Of Friends and Frozen Turkeys I Sing

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

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WriPaMemNo, Day 26: Are You Ready to Write a Memoir?

WriPaMemNo, Day 26: Are You Ready to Write a Memoir?

Are you ready to write a memoir? Here’s a selection of questions from a pop quiz in Mary Karr’s Art of the Memoir that might help.

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WriPaMemNo Day 25: To Curse or Not to Curse?

WriPaMemNo Day 25: To Curse or Not to Curse?

The persona of my memoir is no prude, but she doesn’t use curse words — although I do. Here’s why I make the distinction.

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