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The Future is Bright for Writers

This graphic makes me happy. For many reasons.

For one, if the information in it were written up in report form (which it is, here) I would be asleep in about one minute

October 4, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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What Smoki Bacon Taught Me About Staying Humble

Once I became a published author, my focus shifted from worrying about finding an agent to worrying about selling books. I remember reading about authors who moaned about how stressful this was and thinking, yeah yeah yeah, at least you have an agent! 

September 6, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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My Low-Residency MFA

By Anu Bharadwaj

About two years ago, I realized that I was serious about writing.  I was already spending whatever time I had left from my full-time job and my family to write.  I’d discovered Grub Street, participated in fiction workshops, and read books about writing.  I attended writers’ conferences – The Muse and the Marketplace, Bread Loaf, etc.

August 24, 2012 | Info

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I Have a Confession to Make

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Ok, I have a confession to make. I hope my publisher isn't reading this because it does not make me sound like the sharpest tool in the shed.

When my first book came out, my co-authors and I hired an outside publicist. We did not tell our publisher. We were too embarrassed. Why? It made us feel like we didn't trust our house PR team. Did we trust our house PR team? No.

When my second book came out, we did not hire an outside team

August 6, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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Love it or Hate it? The Art of Editing.

 

Some people hate editing. They think the magic lies in creation not correction. Some people love editing.  They think it's when they can find the magic and make it come alive.

June 12, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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