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MY BUMPY ROAD TO PUBLICATION

As a writer who’s been commercially published several times, I’ve been asked about my road to publication. Most assume I sat down and zipped through my first novel, sent it off for publication, and presto! I became a published author.

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Latest Novel Published!

Hi Everyone. Exciting News! As Editor in Chief of L. Cooper Press (LCP), I’m proud to announce our latest publication THE EDGE OF AUTUMN: A Captivating Novel of Ghosts, Love Triangles, and Murder, Kindle edition, by award winning author, M. Jean

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Latest Venture

Hi Y’all, I ventured into the dark side of publishing – actually publishing a novel by a wonderful writer, M. Jean Pike.

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STORY ACCEPTED!

I just read a new submission, so beautifully-written it nearly brought me to tears. How I wish I could write that well.

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Online Publishers

As some of you know, I’m an advocate of publishing either with a major commercial publisher through an agent, or self-publishing. To avoid one of the hundreds of ebook publishers on the net. WHY?

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Kindle Thriller Special Offer!

What readers are saying: This is an amazing story of strength

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You’ve Finished Your Manuscript-Now What? (Part 2)

For my second post about whether your manuscript is ready for publication and the value of a three-chapter evaluation, I would like to discuss the opening chapter more commonly referred to as ‘how to hook the reader.’ When I am

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You’ve Finished Your Manuscript-Now What?

by Victoria Howard You’ve written a novel. Congratulations. Finishing a novel of 80,000-100,000 words is a major accomplishment. So give yourself a pat on the back, or if you prefer, pour yourself a large glass of wine. Before you start what

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Dialogue versus Talking Heads – Part 2

by Karen McCullough For Part 1, click HERE: Here are five questions to ask yourself when you’re editing your own dialogue: 1. Is it boring? What’s boring? How about this: “Hi, Helen,” Joe said. “How are you doing today?” “I’m just

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