The Cover/Title Combo that Sells Books
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The Cover/Title Combo that Sells Books

Last time, I discussed various approaches to getting people to read your books. I mean, sure, writing is fun and all, but it’s even more fun when someone is actually reading. The one important aspect I did not discuss is the cover, which of course, also contains your title. We have heard all our lives that…

The Future of Writing in 2020–and Beyond
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The Future of Writing in 2020–and Beyond

Making predictions about what will happen in the future is a dangerous game, and if I were smarter, I probably wouldn’t even attempt it. But as I prepared the new Red Sneaker book, What Writers Need to Know, I revisited my predictions for 2019—and they weren’t half bad. I did see some trends coming, missed…

Should I Bother With NaNoWriMo?

Should I Bother With NaNoWriMo?

I’m sure you’re all familiar with NaNoWriMo, which has become the best-known writing event in the nation. People all across the country commit to writing a novel during the month of November, and many claim they have succeeded. I have mixed feelings about NaNoWriMo. I’ll admit it. I like anything that encourages writers to sit down and write….

2018 Writer’s Conference Contest Winners

2018 Writer’s Conference Contest Winners

Congrats to everyone on their winning submissions to our 2018 Writer’s Conference!  Here is the list of winners, some of which have received contracts for publication!   Flash Fiction WINNER: Maeve Maddox, “Priorities” 1st Runner-Up: Storme Maynard, “Shooter” 2nd Runner-Up: Nancy Hartney, “One Clean Shot”   Poetry WINNER: Shari Heinrich, “Forever” 1st Runner-Up: Karen Jo…