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Sep.18.2008
Digging into your family's past and writing about the people and events you discover can be a fascinating endeavor. A family history also helps children and grandchildren develop a sense of belonging, a feeling of continuity between the generations. I've also found in my family history interesting...
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Jun.12.2008
There are seven reasons why manuscripts are typically rejected by publishers. The first of these is The Hookless Beginning. 1) All writings have a beginning, middle and end. Each of these has a job to do. The job of your beginning is to hook your readers (and that includes editors, who are your...
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May.27.2008
Wondering why editors and publishers are saying no? Discover the seven writing problems that keep books from being publishable in the diagnostic tape, Why Your Writing Isn’t Working and What to Do About It. Once you’ve identified your writing problem, move on to a week longseminar-in-a-box, The...
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May.27.2008
            Writing a book is a lot like getting married.  It is intensely  personal, it calls for a big commitment, and it requires a sustained effort.  And like marriage, it carries no guarantee of success.             Books and marriages often fail for the same reasons.  The most common reason...
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