To enable myself to write full time, my work/life balance can’t be too loose or too strict. It’s critical to feed the passion and provide for myself and find the perfect levels for each.
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A writer can honor her world in fiction just as in nonfiction. Friends, family, pets, locations, events… anyone or anything can be inserted smartly into storytelling, with a wink to those who really know the truth.
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Everyone wants to have won an award, yet writing contests are something of an outlier in the book publishing world. Why isn't entering a writing contest a regular in a writer’s promotional plan? The fear of competition?
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When I speak at conferences, and we’re delving into the topic of finding a publisher, a question invariably arises: “Should I just go and publish an eBook?”
New authors might fear attending a writers conference. Seasoned writers may think they don't need to go to conferences anymore. It's worth reconsidering.
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