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Having an edited, ready-for-publication manuscript is paramount when searching for a publisher or an agent. Some vanity publishers—like EMSA Publishing—will provide editing in exchange for a percentage of the royalties. Others will provide you with a list of approved editors and ask you to pay from your own pocket for their services. Similarly, when…Continue
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The intense years punctuated lives with a totality which is difficult for the ignorant to understand, and the intervening calm became another type of pause. While we are in the moment we cannot escape the force of its presence, but after we extricate ourselves time alters our impression and dilutes its intensity. For some the nightmares return unexpectedly, unleashed by an…Continue
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Okay. I'm going to make this quick.
Blogging, also known as online article writing, is a great way of getting backlinks and becoming noticeably throughout many websites, and especially google. Your Facebook or Twitter Posts could only get you a few readers from your circle, but if your aim is to attract a lot of readers to believe in what you're writing, then you may want to become a blogger, and start using the article submitting websites.
Added by Judd Miller on June 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Before I self published I did approach some small publishing houses, I even toyed with the idea of Vanity Publishers. Having received the usual rejections letters or no response at all, which I did half expect, albeit the rejections were not of a negative, saying they liked the story, it just wasn't for them. This set me off in search of selfpublishing options as I really I wanted to get my story out there in the big wide…Continue
Added by Mel RJ Smith on May 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
‘Here they come,’ shouted Raoul. ‘There are hundreds of the bastards.’
Peter looked behind and could see Bonaparte sat impassively astride his horse. Next to him on a handsome grey mare was Citizen Barras. But whereas Bonaparte looked confident, Barras was clearly apprehensive.
‘Hold your fire men,’ bellowed Bonaparte. ‘Let the Royalists fire the first shot. But when Citizen Barras gives the command, don’t hold back. Gun crews; stand to!’
‘Only fire blank case to begin…Continue
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Amazon’s search relevancy is based on the information that is provided in product feeds, specifically in the Search Terms, Title, Brand, Manufacturer, MPN, and UPC fields.
Added by Judd Miller on May 16, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Editorial copy, such as reviews, is infinitely more credible than space advertising. Here is an article that appeared in the late 1980’s that says it all—better than we can.
Appeared in THE WALL STREET…
Added by Judd Miller on May 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This Raising Money to Publish Books pdf document will show you where the money is and how to get it. There are…
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Throughout the past four years I have met many people, now friends, who for various reasons are, or were, homeless.
Antonio, slept on a park bench and was beaten, had his teeth kicked out, for no other reason than his choice to sleep…Continue
Added by Dennis Cardiff on May 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
As respite from writing I often take to the workshop, even in winter. Yesterday offered an opportunity to grasp an hour or two of sunshine and milder air. Making vessels out of the clay distracts and facilitates a space in my mind, so the next paragraph of the uncompleted novel can begin to emerge. …Continue
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I writing an article listing the pros and cons of self-pub vs traditional publishing through a legitimate publishing house. I'm asking for basic information. NO exact numbers but truthful insight on whether or not the professional author trying to make a living is actually making a living with their…Continue
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Taking time out, especially when travelling, focuses the imagination upon the passing trivia, amongst other things, and the potential in that as well as the challenge of the less mundane when it presents itself. I refer to trains sometimes in my stories, because I like travelling in them I suppose. I love their sedate rhythm and pace, even high speed seems to relax one into silent…Continue
Added by jenny dunbar on May 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Today, I am going to show you how you can host a very productive book promotion that will allow customers to download your kindle book for free, or at a discounted price, for any duration of time, and the quantity amount of individual downloads you desire, without applying for the amazon-book-lending KDP-Select program. If you can drive more sales to your Kindle edition by getting…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on May 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Children love to spend time with meaningful adults in their lives. As a matter of fact, spending time with your children could be the most important thing you do, to help your children reach their maximum potential. According to the January 2015 National Geographic Magazine article: The First Year, a baby's brain is affected by the amount of love that they receive.
People who researched babies brains went to the child's environment, their home, with a checklist. One of the…Continue
Added by Kimberly R Yoghourtjian on April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
What was life like for black people living in the Old Edgefield District, South Carolina during the time leading up and following the Civil War? Our book–Our Ancestors, Our Stories–chronicles the history of blacks in Edgefield and the journey of one historian and four individuals and their families who lived in this community. They were our ancestors, our flesh and blood. Obviously, the life and circumstances…
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Writers need opportunities. We give feedback.
WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200. Submit to the 10th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 21, 2015. Complete details at www.writeradvice.com.
Questions? Please ask. …
Added by B. Lynn Goodwin on April 5, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Some of the first things new writers are told is to write what you know, and to show, and not tell. Russian playwright and author Anton Checkhov is credited with having said “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass,” underscoring the latter. Showing can be a powerful tool when used with discretion, but all too often…Continue
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Academy of American Poets
A price of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a U.S. poet that will be published in the forthcoming year. The winner also receives an all-expense-paid weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 1,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. U.S. publishers may…Continue
Tellers of Tales
A traditional ballad singer sings within the framework of the ballad form, and an experienced and skilled performer uses techniques of improvisation, decoration and emphasis, where it is appropriate and which may emotionally transcend the boundaries of the form in the experience of the listener. The ballad often includes a repeated line, which is in itself a powerful technique and accentuates the accumulating drama of the piece.
The tune also can be sparse, yet…Continue
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