looking for a literary agent

Mistakes Authors Make When Looking for a Literary Agent

Conventional wisdom says you can’t get a loan until you can prove you don’t need one. The corollary in the publishing world is that you can’t...

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Did You Miss These Most Popular Blogs of the Year?

Year’s end is a time of reflection for most people. My contribution to that reflection effort is re-running some of the most popular communication...

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more publishing myths

MORE Myths About Book Writing and Publishing

Last year, I published a blog on myths and misleading information perpetuated by some in the publishing industry. Those myths included the...

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book career

Why Not Write A Book To Promote Your Career?

(Forbes first published my article here.) Open almost any major newspaper or magazine and you’ll find a survey that says the overwhelming...

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better writer

5 Things to STOP Doing as a Writer

You’ve probably heard it said that there’s a book inside everyone. I agree. But some people will never write their memoir, that business book, or...

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email mistakes

3 Mistakes Salespeople Make in Writing Customers

In today’s world, we work, live, and die by email. Okay, I exaggerate. But it’s hard to get through a week without weeding your way through an...

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