Category Archives: Marketing yourself as a writer

Gift ideas for Writers: It’s the Midlife Madness sale!

Loyal readers, please listen-up! Whenever I publish a new book, I am asked to order a certain number of paper copies from my printer.  These books I store in my living room, but I would much rather get them out … Continue reading

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Becoming a writer in midlife

I know.  Every case is unique.  But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose.  I no longer sit and wonder why I’m here,    I finally know! At age 49, … Continue reading

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Blogging and Promotion

I have found one of the BEST ways to become a writer is to start your own blog.  Blogging freed my writing soul and allowed me to find my own writers’ voice.  No more editors telling me to tone it … Continue reading

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Important new research on e-book sales!

Want to know MUCH MORE about pricing and sales of e-books? Why not ask Mark Coker, the founder of SmashWords!

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The latest review of my new book!

“In 100 pages, with an intriguing bibliography, this is a quick but comprehensive overview of our generation at this moment in the 21st century.  Carter’s telling is at once realistic and optimistic—and her own story is living proof.  ‘Why did … Continue reading

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Two important articles about the future of writing

The New York Times ran two important articles yesterday which ALL writers need to read: The Slow Death of the American Author by Scott Turow, and, on the future of writing for the Internet: Sponsors Now Pay for Online Articles, … Continue reading

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How to know when your blog becomes a business

After over five years as a blogger, I am finally starting to think like a business person instead of someone who enjoys writing for free.  I just noticed recently how my thinking has changed. First of all, everybody and their … Continue reading

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