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Welcome to 2012 National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) and the 2012 Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) challenge! I’m going to start WNFIN off with some cold hard facts about becoming published. I don’t care if you want to become a freelance journalist, a ghostwriter, a corporate...
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Like a best friend or writing buddy, a blog supports aspiring and published authors’ efforts to write, publish and promote their books. Yet, many writers refuse to blog. They don’t want to learn new technology, don’t want to promote themselves, or believe blogging will take them away from daily...
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Lately I've been spending a lot of time on planning. Like a lot of writers, I set out to simply write. My degree in magazine journalism turned me into an editor as well as a writer.  And when I was asked to edit a book for someone, I became a book editor as well as magazine editor. I later...
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  I often speak with my clients and to audiences about successful books. I have to remember that each author has a different picture of publishing success. For some, a successful book means having one become an Amazon best seller or a New York Times Best seller. For others, it means selling...
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I frequently get asked, “What, if any, benefit is there to traditionally publishing a book?” This question typically comes from an aspiring writer who has just learned they must do the same amount of promotional work to help sell their book if they land a contract with a traditional publishing...