Q&A: Dana Bate on Publishing Her First Novel

February 25, 2013

We’re about to chat with an author whose book is on my bed-side table at this very moment. Excited! Unlike many of the interviewees who land on this blog, Dana Bate is an IRL (In Real Life) friend, although I now follow her online, too. We went to journalism school together, and I’ve eagerly followed […]

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Writers’ Roundup: December 23

December 23, 2011

Happy Friday — and Happy Holidays! My list of links this week is short, because you should be enjoying the holiday this weekend! Your reads: As the New Year approaches, check out Penelope Trunk’s shortcuts to common New Year’s resolutions. They’re not really shortcuts; they’re smartcuts. The purpose of an elevator pitch isn’t really to […]

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Q&A: Writer Sean Platt on Making Money Online

October 31, 2011

If you're a writer interested in making money online, don’t miss these insights from author and entrepreneur Sean Platt. Sean writes everything from children's books to horror novels to landing pages for websites. He co-founded CIMedia, an independent publisher with a focus on writing and social media, and is a contributing writer for Copyblogger. But […]

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When to query?

May 15, 2009

Maybe I’m going about this all backwards. During an Editor Unleashed live chat on Wednesday, literary agent Jessica Faust not only critiqued my query, she also made me reconsider my writing and publishing plan. I was under the impression that an agent and publisher would consider my book based on a quality proposal and sample […]

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