Self-Publishing

Is self-publishing an option for you?

Thinking about self-publishing? A word to the wise: research, research, research. Make sure that you know what you want--publication on demand (POD), print copies, e-books, or a combination of both--before selecting a self-publishing service. Amazon's Create Space, Book Baby,  Lulu, iUniverse provide a smorgasbord of services. Your costs will vary depending on what services you want/need, such… Continue reading Is self-publishing an option for you?

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Tips for Writers

Designate a writing space to promote creativity and productivity

Just as my granddaughter spends lots of money on shoes and gear that increase her running safety and efficiency, having a designated writing space can promote your creativity and productivity. Whether that space is in a corner of your bedroom or in a separate room, surround yourself with the tools of your trade: files, notebooks,… Continue reading Designate a writing space to promote creativity and productivity

Tips for Writers

Rejection is tough so get tougher

As an editor for several New York City magazines and newspapers, I worked with many fine staff writers. Most of my dealings with them were mutually respectful. The best of them accepted my editorial suggestions yet, if necessary, could defend their choices without rancor. On the other hand, some freelance writers would bristle with indignation… Continue reading Rejection is tough so get tougher