Posted on 06/16/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you've maybe already seen on the reader newswire, today is the 204th anniversary of inspiration striking Mary Shelley for...

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Posted on 06/07/2022 at 09:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are often encouraged to — and thus try to — find beta readers for their works. Editor Kris Spisak...

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Posted on 06/02/2022 at 09:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A book submitted to The Fussy Librarian certainly caught my eye recently, and not necessarily because of the cover, title,...

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Posted on 05/23/2022 at 03:35 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

All authors know a strong opening is essential for any book. Editor and coach Lisa Cooper Ellison recently shared two...

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Posted on 05/12/2022 at 11:24 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A M Carley, a writer and creativity coach, feels very passionate about journaling. So far, she's shared three posts on...

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Posted on 05/10/2022 at 03:03 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

To say that every great novel needs a solid plot and story might sound repetitive. But to Heather Davis —...

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Posted on 05/02/2022 at 09:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ask an author whether writing a book or selling it is harder, and you'll hear plenty of votes for the...

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Posted on 04/22/2022 at 09:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jane Friedman hasn't flip-flopped on her previous opinion that author newsletters can be valuable marketing and branding tools. She's simply...

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Posted on 04/12/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We shared a collection of craft posts yesterday; now it's time to share a variety of marketing-related posts that have...

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Posted on 03/24/2022 at 09:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach and writer Susan DeFreitas has raised the question before of whether it's really the plot that's at issue...

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