Archive for March, 2007

What Can You Expect From Your Editor?

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I’ve been doing quite a bit of editing, lately and I’m loving the work. I’ve edited a fantasy, a thriller, a few spiritual books and memoirs as well as a true crime, a historical, some how-to and self-help books and mass market novels. While the books are different in content and purpose, there are some […]

How to Keep Your Books in the Bookstores

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Hooray! You’ve been published. This afternoon, you and the kids will make a trip downtown just to look at your beautiful book on the shelf at your local Barnes and Noble. What a sight!! There it is; your book all shiny and new, tempting customers to choose it for their next great read. You watch […]

Publishing is Not an Extension of Your Writing

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Most of us, when we decide to write for publication, don’t differentiate between writing and publishing. When we cease writing—when we’ve finished our amazing manuscript—the logical next step is publishing. In theory, publishing follows writing like parenting follows child birth. But just think about the differences between child birth and parenting. Child rearing requires a […]

Are You an Altruistic Writer or Author?

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

We all give on occasion. Sometimes we recognize an unexpected opportunity and we give joyously. Other times, we feel uncomfortably coerced into giving up some of our time or belongings. This has been a period of “giving” opportunities for me. In some instances, I’ve felt pressured to give and in others, I’ve felt moved to […]