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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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Should you have your own book imprint?

The possibility of a brand image for my books hadn’t occurred to me until I read *Six Steps of Self Publishing, an excellent blog by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Libby, a crime writer, uses red herrings in her imprint. Her emblem

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The Creation of a Book Cover Design – Guest Post

Today we have a guest post from designer Scott Hale who has worked with Christina on multiple projects. In this post he will discuss his thought process and the steps he went through to create the art work for the

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Mistakes I did NOT make self-publishing my first book

I did it! I love this quote by Cynthia Heimel, playwrite, TV writer, and author of satirical books. When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the

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Mistakes I made self-publishing my first book—#4 book blurb

The book blurb calls for detaching yourself from the story and looking at it from a sales point of view. Think about something you enjoy buying, like a pair of shoes. Designer names might intrigue you, as marketing experts link

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