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How to Write a Winning Query Letter for Traditional Publishers

The most important thing you’ll ever write isn’t your novel. It’s not even your next novel, or your life story, or that email to your boss you can’t quite bring yourself to send. It’s your query letter. This short letter is the key to opening the door to all your dreams – and if you’re hoping [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Traditional Publishing|1 Comment

5 NaNoWriMo Novels That Were a Commercial Success

Everyone dreams of sailing through NaNoWriMo, completing the 50,000th word with a flourish at 11:58 on November 30th, then spending a leisurely December polishing their manuscript into a budding bestseller for the New Year. The harsh truth is that for most of us, this may not become a reality – but that doesn’t mean it’s [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Self Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Writer's Life|0 Comments

Guest Post: Do You Have What it Takes to Write a Book?

Today's post comes from one of our dear friends: sought-after speaker, educator and award-winning book coach, Lisa Tener. As a book writing coach, Lisa helps writers in all aspects of the writing process -- from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice, prioritizing projects, developing an author platform, setting clear [...]

Short Story Submission: 5 Steps to Success

Rejection often comes part and parcel with any short story submission. Sad but true. But how can you start to make rejection less of a soul-crushing norm (the kind that makes you want to run and hide the moment you hit "Send") and more of a random, but tolerable, hazard of the profession? Let's face [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Traditional Publishing|2 Comments

How Many Words in a Novel?

A common worry when nearing the finale of your debut novel is whether you have a) enough words to qualify as a publishable, full-length novel or b) too many words packed into those pages – which will put off both publishers and readers, for different reasons. But how do you know when you’re toeing the [...]