Why You (Really) Need a News Page on Your Web Site

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By Sharon Bially

Recently I browsed over to the website of one of my dear author friends, curious to see what sort of press she’d been doing.  To my surprise, the site had a page for her bio, one for her books and another giving information about her freelance work, but absolutely nothing showing where she’d been quoted by or mentioned in the media.

When I asked her about this, her answer was, “Should it?”

February 21, 2013 | Sharon Bially

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How to Get the Most Out of a Writing Class

By Michelle Seaton

A writing class is a serious investment of time and money, but it’s also a great investment if you use the experience wisely. Here are a couple of ideas for doing just that. 

Take critiquing seriously

February 20, 2013 | Michelle Seaton

Craft Advice Guest Post The Workshop The Writing Life

Why Your Publicist Should Think Like a Novelist

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By Sharon Bially

It probably happens each time you sit down to write:  You have a plan, an idea of where you want your story to go.  But as soon as the words start to flow, your idea changes slightly or another one pops into your mind.  Since you’ll be obsessed with it unless you at least explore it, your plan has to change.

This is a lot like the process good publicists go through when planning and leading a campaign

January 23, 2013 | Sharon Bially

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Writer(s) on the Road: Best & Worst of the Book Tours

In honor of so many friends publishing novels this spring, I thought I'd provide stories from many writers on the road: our Best & Worst Book Tour Moments. Probably every single writer, including yours truly, has dealt with Invisible Audience Syndrome:  readings where NOBODY SHOWS UP. But in case you think you're all [email protected]$$, these writers have dealt with thieves, stalking exes, ghosts and jail. Enjoy!

January 23, 2013 | Jenna Blum

Events Guest Post Success Stories The Writing Life

Flashing in the Gardner

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By Steve Brykman

“I may have behaved rashly,” I told my wife a week before Wordplay, the Grub StreetGardner Museum After Hours event.

“Why?” she said.

January 9, 2013 | Info

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