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Getting the word out-Author Series

Getting the word out-Author Series Blue Dragon has pulled together a group of authors local to the Hampton Roads, VA area to form the Author Series. We give talks to book clubs, schools, timeshares, and housing communities. Part of being an author is making your own opportunities. My husband and I own a timeshare (vacation […]

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Twitter Contests for Writers

Twitter Contests for writers. A dream come true. A while back I wrote about finding a literary agent on Twitter. has an article on this topic that you should check out if you have a finished manuscript in search of an agent. Here are the upcoming contests from Twitter they list: April 5: #AdPit […]

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More to Writing than Writing

There is so much more to writing than writing. It never ceases to amaze me how much more time I spend on my writing career that doesn’t involve getting my story on paper. There is setting up book signings, then doing the signs for it, then the pre-advertising, and, and , and… Oh, but before […]

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American Librarian Association Midwinter

American Librarian Association Midwinter Conference–Research Spent a great day walking through the exhibit hall of the American Librarian Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. Getting a chance to talk to other publishers, authors, editors, and librarians—I was in heaven! As I started my rounds, I felt awkward and unsure of what to ask. By my last […]

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Looking for an Agent? Try Twitter

If you are ready to publish and don’t want to go it alone, there are ways to find an agent. I mentioned in an early post a few articles and websites to review. Now I’m going to add Twitter. If you follow certain organizations/people, they will sometimes tweet when they are looking for new clients, […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Set Smaller Goals

Feeling overwhelmed? It’s a new year. A chance for new beginnings. Let’s make a new year’s resolution not to make a resolution. Let’s just get things done! When I think of all it takes to be a writer, editor, publisher, marketer (is that right?), and speaker, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. So I do what […]

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Start Building Your Platform NOW

You need to build your platform now! I probably should have posted this much earlier. There are so many things that need to get done as a writer that it’s hard to keep juggling everything. Your platform is your contact base. Yes, it will start with friends and family, but hopefully, with the right attention […]

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