Tag Archives: writers’ resources
audio books

Conquer Audiobooks—a New Market to Expand Your Author Reach

Jamie Sheffield, our guest writer, is an author, adventurer, traveler who excels at connecting with people and sharing his publishing experiences. We caught up with him for a discussion about his experience having one of his books made into an audiobook.   Jamie, tell me a little bit about yourself? I live in the upstate […]

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fiction fairies and facts

Fiction Writers Can Eff Around with Almost Anything If It’s True

  I’ve neglected my blog readers as I’ve spent a ton of time this month creating strong web visibility for two new clients. I apologize, but the new SEO fascinates me and I’m immersed. Dragged myself out of it last evening and watched two interesting movies on the same topic to see how two sets of […]

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Why You Can’t Get a Cheap Editor AND a Great Book Project

If you shop, you can, without much trouble, find a book editor (or a ghostwriter!) who will quote you, and maybe even work with you at, a really soft price. Like maybe $500 or $600 to thoroughly edit your book. Now, I’m an outstanding developmental editor—well trained, decent reputation, deeply engaged in helping my authors […]

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ontext power

Famous Writing Career Advice Plus 5 Essential Tools and a Bonus

Sometimes picking up that pen or beginning to tap the keyboard is a Herculean task.  Why do we do it? Toni Morrison said she wrote her first book because she couldn’t find books on what she wanted and needed to read about. That’s one outstanding reason for you to write a book, whether you do […]

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Ontext ghostwriting

Professional Ghostwriter Certification Training Boosts Business

My friend and mentor, Claudia Suzanne, founder of the world’s only formal ghostwriter training is on an audacious quest to transform the ghostwriting field and elevate freelancer incomes through community and education. I want to help Claudia get the word out to struggling writers and editors that registration is now open for the next Ghostwriting […]

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Don’t Get Buried in Google Search Results: Do You Have Your Snippet?

When I’m writing a book or an article for myself or for a ghosting client or an editing client and I need information or want to verify facts, I look for real information from real people who know how to write. I don’t care about corporate speak or marketing babble or promotions for products and […]

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Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Inspire Your Writing or Ghostwriting with Free Books by Women

I’m always looking for books to inspire my thinking or jumpstart an idea. My author clients ask me how they can overcome writers’ block (one way is to use my book 1001 Brilliant Ideas for Any Writer to Steal) or take their book authoring to the next level. Today I stumbled on a cool site […]

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authors beware

Ghostwriters STOP Misdirecting Your Clients—Authors Beware

I just finished reading a newsletter from an organization that supports ghostwriters, and I was so shocked that I had to blog about what so looks like casually offhand advice to ghostwriters. Such advice can create serious issues for our burgeoning industry and send our credibility right down the toilet. There is a lot of such […]

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Author solutions investigated

Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

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editorial services

Sell Your Book: Get in Bed with a Professional Editor

Authors, writers, ghostwriters, and aspiring writers debate endlessly in communities, forums, and social media sites about editors. One author will say a professional editor is worth any price—you can’t publish without one. Another writer insists that self-editing is good enough. I’ll tell you this: I believe most self- or digitally-published authors are clueless about what […]

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