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Marketing in Your Pajamas

10 Ways to Promote Your Book When You Don’t Want to Leave Home by Rachelle Christensen & Sabine Berlin In past articles we’ve talked about the importance of going out and marketing your book and self through appearances and swag (see our Promotion category in our archives). This is one of the most important ways…

Top 10 Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Okay, so these are technically grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage mistakes, but saying all that would have made for an non-catchy and possibly coma-inducing title. Nonetheless, they are some of the most frequently made mistakes editors have to face down each day. Avoid them when trying to impress agents and readers (especially in your opening…

4 Steps to a Page-Turner

by Amy Maida Wadsworth Forget the old adages you’ve heard: In a real race between a tortoise and a hare, the hare would win every time. It’s biology. And what applies to biology applies to writing as well: no one wants to write at tortoise speed or produce a book that would make a tortoise…

Organizations That Help Writers

Just a short post today with some resources you may find helpful in your search for critique partners, advice from writers further along the career path, or people who might review your book when it’s published. Writing organizations are a great way to network, find out about writing conferences, get feedback from others familiar with…