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Browsing Archive: January, 2015

E-Book Sales

Posted by Blakely Lord on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, In : Indie Publishing 
Most people seem to agree that e-books sales are growing, and almost everyone agrees that Amazon (and its Kindle product line) is the leader in the e-book market. But that's everything else - pricing, length, marketing - it's all still evolving.

In some ways, this situation is exciting. Book length used to be rigidly proscribed by a few large publishers; now there's much greater flexibility in word count. Selling a book used to require an agent and a publisher and a lengthy process of editing ...

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Join a Writers' Group

Posted by Blakely Lord on Friday, January 2, 2015, In : Writing Craft 

Reasons to join a writing critique group:
1) It motivates you to write.
2) It encourages you to revise.
3) It teaches you to read critically.
4) It trains you to give - and receive - constructive criticism.
5) It helps you hone your craft. It really, really does.

But all writing groups are not created equal. Look for a group that meets most (or all) of these criteria:
1) The group is small. 5 or 6 writers is ideal. 7 or 8 is do-able. 9 or 10 is pushing it. Anything lar...


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