Category Archives: Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication

Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak

By Chuck Sambuchino Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances. When submitting your all-important query to agents or … Continue reading

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5 Things Readers Want from Novelists on Social Media

Turning Whine into Gold: 5 things readers want from novelists on social media by Kathryn Craft You may not have a book out, but if you have expressed on Twitter or Facebook your hope to be a published author, you … Continue reading

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The 4 Best/Worst Things That Affected My Writing Career

by Erika Marks Hello, friends! I hope this finds everyone ready for the holiday season—and by ready, I mean totally freaking out! (Just kidding. Well, sort of.) I know this time of year is one during which we can’t help … Continue reading

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Writing: The New Fear Factor Game?

I’ll say it right up front – I don’t watch Fear Factor. It gives me the willies. But that’s not the point of this blog. Well, not entirely. I’ve been noodling a new book idea for a while now. Noodling … Continue reading

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Hanging Writing Rules Out to Dry

Note: Congratulations to Jeannie Intrieri. She’s the winner of the giveaway from Chuck Sambuchino’s November 1 post. By Kerry Lonsdale First off, I have to credit Natalia Sylvester’s October 8, 2013 post at The Debutante Ball as the inspiration for … Continue reading

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Why I Choose a Digital Publisher Instead of Self-Publishing

WITS is happy to welcome Cynthia D’Alba. And psst, she has a giveaway . 🙂 Hi all! Cynthia D’Alba here. Today we’re going to talk about going with a publisher, be it digital first (such as Samhain Publishing) or NYC … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Creating a Bestselling Series

Writers In The Storm welcomes Eve Paludan. I first met Eve at a Desert Rose RWA meeting in Phoenix, AZ. First impression? A bubbly person who lugs around a very warm heart. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA, where … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop on Publishing by Kensington CEO Steven Zacharius

Writers In The Storm is honored to welcome Steven Zacharius, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kensington Publishing Corp. Steven has graciously offered to give us the inside scoop on the publishing world from his unique perspective as a New … Continue reading

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Does an Extroverted Writer Have the Advantage? Maybe Not

By Laura Drake I’ve read a lot of blogs lately about introverted writers, whining  pointing out how hard it is for them, nowadays. There are probably more introverted authors than extroverts. After all, it’s darned near a cliché – the … Continue reading

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Covers: A Challenge for the Self-Published

   Writers in the Storm welcomes Jacqueline Diamond, author of over 95 novels, including romantic comedy, romantic suspense, fantasy, mystery and Regency historical romance. A two-time finalist for the Rita Award, Jackie received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times … Continue reading

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