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June 28, 2011
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Interviewed in Creative Writing Now, EFA, workin’ it

Things are busy here, as I’ve been working with several writers on their manuscripts, newsletters and blogs, writing reviews, including one for Gently Read Literature, and preparing for an interview with Peter Grandbois for Rain Taxi. This morning I turned … Continue reading

May 11, 2011
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Separating Publishing Wheat from the Chaff

I’ve been spending a lot of time discussing publishing-on-demand lately. In April, I made a presentation to the NorCal Editorial Freelancers Association chapter about my experiences with four different publish on demand companies.  The information I have that has not … Continue reading

February 14, 2011
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Defining Moments~ Our alternative strategy and quest for platform

You already know that there are a few ways to get a book into print: Secure an agent and a major publishing contract Secure an independent/small house publishing contract Become a true ‘”self-publisher” Pay a publish on demand company (which … Continue reading

January 17, 2011
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San Francisco Writers Conference

This weekend was the orientation for those of us who will be ambassadors at this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference. Here are the details: February 18-20 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. What a beautiful hotel at One Nob Hill, … Continue reading

December 5, 2010
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The Value of a Targeted Pitch List, continued

In my last post, I tried to explain why it makes sense to create a targeted pitch list of agents before you start querying to find one. I realize I forgot to mention that there are unwritten rules, etiquette, if … Continue reading

November 27, 2010
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Break it down: What is a Targeted Pitch List?

When you have a story, an article, a book, or even a book idea, what do you do with it? Wow. This is a big question, and one not easily answered without understanding the specifics of your situation. What are your goals? … Continue reading