Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Why This Blog?
When I first began selling books in the early 1980s, I promised God that I would do whatever I could to help new writers. I had once been wh...
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Learn from a Marketing Expert's Email Mistake
(This post is used with permission from Rob Eagar of WildFire Marketing .)* Recently, I gave two presentations to editors and marketing p...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Start to Finish (Part 10 of 10)
Stop. Let go. When I finished the eighteenth draft of my first article, I knew I couldn’t improve it. Today I could, but that was the best...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Start to Finish (Part 9 of 10)
Polish the article again. You've edited once and you're finished. I doubt it. Keep editing and revising it until you know you ...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Start to Finish (Part 8 of 10)
Ignore the manuscript for a time. Many writers feel exhilarated or relieved when they write the final word and want to get it to the edito...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Start to Finish (Part 7 of 10)
Shorten those sentences. Grumble if you like, but terse-and-clear is the mark of good writing. Whether or not you think a sentence is too...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Start to Finish (Part 6 of 10)
Polish your writing. I like to rewrite. Sound crazy? Not to me, because I enjoy finding ways to make my writing better. Below are some of ...
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