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9 Terms You Need to Know When Querying Agents
Literary agents know their stuff--and if you want to get signed by a literary agent, you need to know your stuff too. Learn to translate their jargon before you start pitching your novel.
21 Time-saving Google Hacks for Writers
Want to spend less time on research and more time on writing? These google hacks can help!
What Kind of Book Succeeds on Kickstarter?
I'm getting all excited about the release of a book I supported on Kickstarter, The Boy In the Castle. The Boy in the Castle is a picture book with a poignant message. In my mind, I equate it with The Little Prince. Like The Little Prince, The Boy in the Castle touches on love and depression. I can't wait to read … Continue reading What Kind of Book Succeeds on Kickstarter?
What’s the Deal with Landing Pages?
A month ago, one of my clients asked me to write a 3,000 word blog post about landing pages. My first thought was, "What the heck is a landing page?" I'll sum it up for you: a landing page is a single, self-contained webpage designed to collect customer information or sell a product. Unlike a … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Landing Pages?
7 Creative and Inexpensive Marketing Tactics
Who said marketing has to be painful? Well....almost all writers. The truth is that, for most writers, marketing is not instinctual. It's a labor of love that we submit to only because we care about our books and want to see them do well in the world, much like a fair-skinned mom submits to getting sunburned so she … Continue reading 7 Creative and Inexpensive Marketing Tactics
How to Make a Writer Jump on the Bed
Step one) Be an amazing editor. A Simon & Schuster/Penguin Random House/Harper Collins expat. The magic behind the pages of Ken Follet, Isabel Allende, Jennifer Weiner, Bruce Springstein, Cyndi Lauper... Someone who says "for me, the goal of every edit, no matter how big or small, is to build a stronger bridge between writer and … Continue reading How to Make a Writer Jump on the Bed