Is Timing Everything in Publishing?

I know how hard it is to wait for publication. I thought my first book would be published posthumously. People still laugh when I tell them this. And you can believe me when I still say this only half-jokingly. Ten years ago, publishing moved as slowly as a Model T …

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Wordsmiths of the World, Unite!

Did you know you’re a wordsmith? If you’re a writer, you are. A wordsmith is defined by Webster’s as a “craftsman or artist whose medium is words.” That, my friends, is you. Which is why I’m coming to you today and asking you to have mercy on your readers. (Yes, …

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But I Don’t Like Social Media!

Today we have a guest post from Steve Laube Agency client Afton Rorvik. Her book, Storm Sisters released Fall, 2014 from Worthy Publishing. She has a growing relationship with social media that she wanted to share. My guess is that today’s post will resonate with many readers of this blog. …

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How Many People Are Involved in Publishing Your Book?

The above photo is somewhat illustrative of the number of people involved in getting your book to market. Even if you self-publish there are still many functions that you may have not done yourself. Below is not an exhaustive list but a rambling stream of consciousness when thinking about the …

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Fun Fridays – May 15, 2015

Today is 5/15/15. That just looks strange. At 5:15 today it will be 5-15-15-5:15. Has nothing to do with today’s Fun Friday, but thought I would mention it. Talk amongst yourselves… Today’s video is about what really happens when you can’t find a bookmark…

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Summer Beach Reading

While I’m away at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, perhaps you will enjoy sharing your thoughts with each other. Have fun! What books are you planning to take with you on vacation this year? What are your favorite “beach” reads? What old favorites will you revisit? What new books will you read?

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Why I Would Make A Terrible Graduation Speaker

I have never been asked to speak to a graduating class at any level of school. In the remote possibility someone does ask, I offer this blog post proving that I would be the worst speaker ever. I don’t have a problem speaking to a group, tailoring a message to …

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The Gerbil Wheel of the Writing Life

I saw the below video showing “wheel gymnastics” and, other than being mesmerized, I thought it an apt metaphor for the writing life. Do you agree? Read and watch and see what it evokes. A writer spends hours, months, and even years in isolation practicing their art. They go forward a …

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