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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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The Importance of Social Media

by Libby Grandy Today’s writers are very savvy. They understand the importance of social media. Most realize that without a “platform” the wonderful book they worked on will not reach a lot of readers. For many that is all right,

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A Novel Writers Workshop Member a Finalist in the Clive Cussler Contest!

by Ken Barnett Back in March, on a pure whim, I entered my self-published novel, Skeletons of Weavers Needle in the Clive Cussler Collectors Society Adventure Writers Competition for 2016. With the contest not closing until the end of June

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Practice, Practice, Practice

by Maris Soule I’ve been watching the Olympics, and I realized there are a lot of similarities between a successful athlete and a successful writer. Athletes who want to compete at the highest level practice. Most do this daily or

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Want To Interest an Agent?

  Have you wondered if you should attend a writers conference? How do you pitch to an agent or publisher’s rep? If you’ve ever considered signing up for a conference and pitching session, you’ll want to attend our next meeting.

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What a Headache . . .

Oscar Wilde said he took out a comma in the morning and put it back in the afternoon. Long before I devoted endless hours going back over and over what I’d written, I laughed at that quote. No longer. I’d recently

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