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If You Plan to Sell Your Writing, You Have to Please Your Editors

How to Please Editors and Sell Your Writing By Grant McDuling, guest writer Producing and selling articles on a regular basis is the bread and butter of most working writers’ businesses. Now that may be all well and good, you might be thinking, but what should you write about if you want to sell articles? […]

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descriptions to hook readers

Copy That: Authors CAN Write Book Descriptions to Hook Readers

PART 1 – Why It’s Important to Have a Good Book Description Here’s an incredibly helpful, very specific set of tips on hooking readers and book buyers. Written by our guest writer, Gordon Williams of Babora Books, Canada. Note: The print world uses the term “jacket copy” for that hundred words or so that appears […]

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ebook publishing

On Not Getting Ripped Off When We Publish Ebooks

  Here’s what I think I think about pricing ebook publishing services — or how websites like Pressbooks, LuLu, BookBaby, Smashwords. Amazon, et al can make a lovely profit, provide good services to writers and authors, and allow writers and authors to make a living. Consider that The average ebook sells fewer than 200 copies Many […]

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editors and writers

Tips for Writers to Please Editors and Make Sales

Another guest post from Grant McDuling’s series on the business of selling your writing. by Grant McDuling  Do you understand what editors want from you, the self-employed writer? Or do you think you know? Don’t make the fatal mistake of submitting what you thinkthey need; that will most likely result in another rejection letter. How […]

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in defense of ripening

Why Almost All New Writers Suck

WriterBeware is one of my favorite blogs because owner Victoria Straus gives something of value to writers and authors in the  majority of her posts. Today, she outdid herself, offering extreme value to writers, authors, and our industry as it is evolving. Her guest post is about how writers and authors are trashing our own […]

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sell your writing

Sell Your Writing but Don’t Just Do It for the Money

Part 4 of The Business of Writing — Why writing is better when it’s not just for the money (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing […]

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learn to write for a living

How to Get Started as a Writer or Author

This morning, someone asked me how to get started being a writer. He said he’d love to “be” one, but where to begin? Well, if you’d like to be a writer or an author, you need to step up and prepare, then dig in and do it, just as you would with any career. Here […]

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Grant McDuling ghostwriter

Selling Your Writing: Taking the Plunge — Preparing to Write Full Time

Part 3 of The Business of Writing – Taking the Plunge — Preparing to Write Full Time (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business sense or […]

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Jan Lee

Statistics May Lie, But Writers Can Choose Reliable Internet Sources

This is a guest-post by writer/editor Jan Lee. Jan Lee is a former college instructor and topic editor for Suite101.com. She  regularly writes for publications in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Jan has been published by B’nai B’rith Magazine, Jewishindependent.ca, World.edu and BCAdventure.com. Read Jan Lee’s blog at Blogspot. By Jan Lee The depth of a […]

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Think like a writer

Secrets to Successful Writing: What’s In Your Mind Counts

Part 2 of the Business of Writing – How to Make a Living as an Author or Writer (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business […]

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