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Lasting Advice from Writers and Teachers #3

#3. “Writing is very hard and bad for your health,” – a writing professor at the New School, New York, N.Y. Back when I dreamed of becoming I writer, I took a course on fiction writing at the New School.

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Lasting Advice from Writers and Teachers #1

#1. The Shitty First Draft I read Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird some twenty years ago, when I took to the writing life full time. The advantages of writing a shitty first draft recommended by Anne, lingered in my consciousness for

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Mistakes I made publishing my first book—# 3 book cover

Dream Chaser:Awakening is a paranormal romance. While on holiday in Hawaii, the main characters look through a telescope and gaze into the Milky Way. The gaseous lights of the galaxy shine back at them from millions of years in the

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Mistakes I made publishing my first book. #2-title

I chose the title Dream Chaser and added a long subtitle: A Novel that Reaches Beyond the Veil of Time.   The title suits my novel. The main character is a goal-oriented woman—a high-speed dream chaser, but if had I

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Mistakes I made self-publishing my first book—#1 Genre

Five years ago, after years of longing to write a novel, I dove in and produced a first draft. I then hired a highly recommended editor and rewrote the book several times, implementing her valuable suggestions. I published a well-written

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