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Writing for the Market

Writing for the Market

When this quote and Goodreads anecdote hit my inbox on Friday, April 1, a post was instantly born: What are men to rocks and mountains? – Jane Austen April 1, 1816: The Prince Regent enjoyed Jane Austen’s novels, but he […]

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Writing Goals for 2016

Writing Goals for 2016

It’s interesting. Every year we, the Inkettes, make a bunch of goals. By the end of the year, we don’t make them all. And, really, that’s not a huge issue. Because we are still stretching and growing and life changes […]

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Changing Publishing Landscape

Changing Publishing Landscape

One of the aspects of writing I think a lot on in publishing. After all, I now work on the book selling end of the industry. While before I was fixated on what it meant to be a writer, how […]

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Writing and Publishing Schedules

Writing and Publishing Schedules

One of the most helpful things, yet the most terrifying things, to do when writing is the plan. I’m not talking about character profiles and outlining scenes. I’m talking about what comes after. Beyond when things will be completed in […]

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Keep Writing and Publishing Separate

Keep Writing and Publishing Separate

One of the first pieces of advice I ever came across on the internet remains one of the best: keep writing and publishing separate. I believe it was romance writer Jenny Crusie who first clued me in to it, though […]

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Ask an Editor: The Editorial Skillset

Ask an Editor: The Editorial Skillset

I’ve seen some writers who think that because they write, they’ll make some easy side money offering editorial services freelance. (If you’re one of them, my post may or may not apply to you!) So I have heard new writers […]

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