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Writers with Intentions: Passion and Perseverance in Self-Publishing

July 31, 2014

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I didn’t hear of self-publishing until 2010, when I found Gary LaBuda on HelloPoetry.com. HelloPoetry.com used to be a forum for poets to share their work and discuss poetry, receive feedback on their poems, and self-publish their works through e-book format. HelloPoetry no longer incorporates self-publishing on the website, but it remains a helpful way […]

What “Toy Story” Can Teach Us about Editing

July 30, 2014

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Regardless of your age, if you live in the United States, you’ve probably seen the movie Toy Story. Even if you’re not a big movie fan and haven’t actually viewed the movie yourself (and if this is the case, you should definitely take the time to watch it!), you are undoubtedly familiar with characters like […]

Don’t Let Ghostwriting Spook You

July 29, 2014

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Most people have heard of ghostwriters, but not many people are fully aware of what they do. There are even movies and books about ghostwriting highlighting ghostwriters’ struggles. However, ghostwriting isn’t as devious as it sounds. Most of the time, a respectful client will give credit to the ghostwriter as the co-author or editor, depending […]

Rejection as Part of the Process

July 28, 2014

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As a writer, you may have already experienced your fair share of rejection. Though certainly not the desirable outcome, it’s something you have to take while running—and understand it means almost absolutely nothing. When I say “almost”, I’m implying that perhaps a publisher has caught on to a genuine flaw in your work. This can […]

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far http://ow.

July 28, 2014

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far http://ow.ly/zzRRk

Compilation Books and How They Work

July 25, 2014

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When I first heard of compilation books, I thought they must be similar to anthologies. But unlike compilations, anthologies are often compiled in retrospect. For example, you might see an anthology of poetry surrounding World War II that has been put together in the present day. The NOW albums initially came to mind when I […]

Ghostwriters establish you (the author)

July 24, 2014

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Ghostwriters establish you (the author) as a credible source. http://ow.ly/zvsks