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Ready, Set, Write! It’s NaNoWriMo Time, the Race for 50,000 Words

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing Month, better known as Nanowrimo, that begins on November 1st. This is the month when would-be novelists churn out thousands of words a day with the goal of creating the rough draft of a 50,000-word novel. National Novel Writing Month was started in July 1999 in SanFrancisco by Chris Baty and 20 of his friends. Although it began as a half-literary fest and half-block party, it has … [Continue reading…]

Two Proven Ways to Get Your Book (or Business) Noticed

It's no mistake that retailers begin pushing back-to-school merchandise months before traditional school openings. They know that capturing customers' attention early ensures sales and boosts … [Continue reading…]

How to Find Online Writer Support Groups

Writing is by its nature a lonely business. We spend our time organizing ideas and fighting back self-doubt, so getting feedback from others can be helpful. Unfortunately, friends and family are not … [Continue reading…]

How Do You Write a Book Worth Reading?

      This is the most amazing time in history if you want to write a book. Whether you want to write your life story in your own handwriting to be left behind with your … [Continue reading…]

5 Ways to Make a Splash and More Cash at Your Next Book Signing

  How did you do at your last book signing? If you're like many authors, you sold three or fewer books. If you expect to do better than this grim statistic, you've got to gear up … [Continue reading…]