Thought of the Week
Nothing is magical and nothing happens suddenly in this business. You scrap and scrape each inch of the way. Then one day you look back and see how far you’ve come, trying not to think about the less-than-minimum wage you received for the effort.
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The fact that you are producing your own fiction plus non-fiction books and FFW (in three different versions) AND blogging, Facebooking and tweeting all those helpful links multiple times daily is nothing short of miraculous. I don’t know of any other writer doing the range of things you do, and doing it all so well! You are a true mentor and that’s invaluable to the rest of us.
I just wanted to say thank you for your faithfulness and dependability. You are more reliable than the Internet or cable t.v. or my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for much for your weekly newsletter and the high level of integrity that you maintain in keeping your commitments.
Your column is a tremendous encouragement, giving me the sense of being connected with a whole community of people sitting in front of their screen, struggling with words.
- Michelle Vachon
I work a minimum wage job and I don’t take on any unnecessary expenses. What a gift to try your services for free first– and what services! I’ve entered several contests, now, placed in some, and got some great feedback! I am just over the moon! Forgive the overuse of exclamation points… but I think you probably understand: Your site has made a huge difference for me, and I am ever so grateful. Thank you!
I always send people to my friend Hope. She’s like going to a train station for writers. Her knowledge can take you anywhere you want to go.
- Bob Perks, Author “I Wish You Enough” www.bobperks.com
C. Hope Clark is a lot of help when it comes to keeping it short. You follow her advice, and writing becomes, like, the most organic thing ever. It’s refreshing to get this newsletter every week and learn a little bit more about staying true to my craft.
- Kevin A.M. Lewis
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By Dorit Sasson– In today’s ever-changing age of publishing, acquisitions editors at many publishing houses evaluate authors’ worth based on how many fans they have, how much publicity they can acquire and what kind of network they’re tapped into. According to Dr. Deborah Siegel, a writing coach and co-founder of SheWrites.com, the editor’s definition of […]