Category Archives: advice

Insights from warm, witty & wise best-selling author Jess Walter

  A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting best-selling author Jess Walter when he came to give a reading at Purdue through our Visiting Writers Series. I was part of a group of MFA students who got … Continue reading

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Interviewer with Author & Publisher Alfred Martino

I am thrilled to welcome Alfred Martino to the blog today! Alfred’s debut novel, Pinned, was published in 2005 and was chosen as a Jr. Library Guild Selection, Capitol Choices nominee, and nominee for YALSA’s Best Book For Young Adults. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Kay Winders

Tips for Creating a Successful Writers’ Group  by Kay Winders A writer’s group is a great tool for helping you grow as a writer. A good group can hold you accountable for producing more work, can inspire you to do … Continue reading

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Interview with best-selling author & screenwriter William Martin

I am so thrilled and honored to have William Martin as a guest on the blog today! He has written ten novels, an award winning PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and one of what he calls “the cheesiest horror … Continue reading

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Interview with Erika Dreifus, author of Quiet Americans

I am so excited to have Erika Dreifus as a guest on my blog today! I first discovered Erika through her extremely helpful newsletter The Practicing Writer, and was blown away by her moving and beautifully nuanced collection of short … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Mariana Ashley

Writing about writing:  The importance of a writing journal  by Mariana Ashley At one point I wrote so much I felt as though I was going crazy. On top of my freelance writing duties, I try to write a little … Continue reading

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Interview with Aggie Villanueva, author of "Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers"

With the exception of five days, Aggie Villanueva’s new book Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers hit immediate Kindle bestseller in three categories, and held steady in 1-3 categories for over 13 weeks. I’m delighted to have Aggie as a guest … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Aniya Wells

Got the Post-College Doldrums?  4 Tips for Transitioning into the Real World by Aniya Wells If you received a bachelor’s or more advanced degree in the past five years, you’ve probably at some point experienced the post-university blues. Of course, … Continue reading

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Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Writing Career: Be Grateful

I often receive emails from young writers asking for advice and help in various aspects of their writing, and I am always delighted to help in any way I can. To be a writer is to be a part of … Continue reading

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Piece published on Divine Caroline!

Just a quick post to let you know I have a piece published on the Ladies Home Journal blog “Divine Caroline” … I’d love if you took a moment to check it out and, if you like it, click the … Continue reading

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