Category Archives: Why self-publish?

Traditional publishing versus the “INDIE” approach

My friend and fellow writer Tammy Bleck would like to share with you her experience with both traditional and independent publishing. You tell ’em Tammy!

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What is writer’s block, and why don’t I have it?

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”                                                                         – Carol Burnett  I know most of you may have experienced “writer’s block.”  My friend Tammy talked about it over at “Grown Up, Now … Continue reading

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So you want to write a book…

Go read this article before you even think about writing a book! 80% of the U.S. population does NOT buy or read books, and yours will have to compete with about one million other books being published each year… First … Continue reading

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Writing and Courage

Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ And don’t we know this as writers!  Becoming a writer has been the most frustrating and yet … Continue reading

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Want to learn more about how the mainstream media works?

Go read this article about Gloria Steinem! She was a freelance writer back in the 1970s, which was enough to convince her to start Ms. Magazine 40 years ago to get beyond absolute advertiser control over content.

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CALLING ALL MIDLIFE WRITERS!

Midlife writers!  Have you heard about Midlife Collage yet?  I think it’s a great idea!   It’s a website where anyone in midlife is encouraged to submit their best stories for everyone to enjoy.  The story chosen to be the best … Continue reading

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Writing and Money

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.”       –  Jules Renard I wonder why that is?   I know some who consider it somehow embarrassing or even shameful if you find … Continue reading

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Writing and impatience

Did any of you see this short segment on CBS Sunday Morning today?   It’s about how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle got his start writing about Sherlock Holmes?  Fascinating! Being a writer is one thing, starting a series like this, first … Continue reading

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Deciding whether to write that book

Have you done a feasibility study yet?   What is your marketing plan? Learn how to do these things before you waste lots of time and money!

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The dilemma of blogs and advertising

As I’ve begun to receive more and more requests for advertisements on my Midlife Crisis Queen blog, I have had to come to terms with how I feel about advertising in general. There is a part of me who hates … Continue reading

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