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June 15, 2016

Audiobook Q&A: Valerie Gilbert

Valerie Gilbert has definitely practiced what she now preaches: Trust the process of life. The writer, audiobook narrator, and spiritual teacher always wanted to be an actress, and she spent years in soulless corporate jobs trying to support that dream. Yet it has been all of those other careers —...

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January 22, 2016

Step on the treadmill

Can your work hold up on a treadmill? That’s to say: novelist Jefferson Smith wants to expand his pool of participants in the ImmerseOrDie review/critique project he launched in June 2014. ImmerseOrDie started both as a way for Smith to break up the sedentary life of a writer, and as...

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December 4, 2015

Editing Q&A: Annetta Ribken

Recently we kicked off a series of interviews with the professionals who help writers produce and spread their work. Our first subject, a marketer, told us that the smartest promotional move an author can make is to put out a professionally edited book — “If a book is poorly edited,...

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November 16, 2015

Marketing Q&A: Anne Chaconas

We’ve been using our author Q&A feature as a glimpse into the world of an author – how s/he came to be a writer, the struggles s/he faced, the most triumphant moments. Books don’t fly straight from the author’s brain into your hands, of course. Several other professionals have a...

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