3 Ways to Find Your Best Client

In the eight years I’ve edited books for writers and have served as their writing coach, my best clients all have certain traits in common: they are college-educated lifelong learners, eat healthy foods, read, practice yoga and recycle without fail. They also believe...

3 Simple Tips For Writing a Book Review

Today I present Susan Allison-Dean, my good friend who splits her time between Cary, North Carolina and Armonk, New York. Sue started taking writing classes with me three years ago and last year debuted her novel, I KNOW YOU’RE THERE. She’s a former nurse, a...

How to Prepare For Your First Writers’ Conference

You’re packing for your very first writers’ conference. What do you bring? What do you say? Relax, I have a few tips for you so you can make the most of your investment, because conferences do cost you in terms of time and dollars. If you arrive prepared and...

Invest in Yourself: Attend a Writers’ Conference

Today we welcome guestblogger Shamina N. Williams to Write from the Inside Out! I met Shamina at the NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference on November 3, after my “Writing for the Internet” panel during the Brilliant at Breakfast Panel Discussion. I...

Book Tours: Better with Friends

Out-of-town author book tours can be an exciting time, but they can also be demanding on your energy, stamina and not to mention your wallet. If you need to drive long-distance to your gigs why not consider taking a friend, or literary roadie, along? The miles will...

When Should You Launch Your Book?

You’ve heard of the old adage: location, location, location when planning a successful in person book launch party, but did you also think to study the calendar? There’s a reason why the publishing industry pushes out books in the spring and in the fall—that’s when...
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