This week's advice for writers. Happy Halloween!
On Never Quitting, by Jeffrey J. Mariotte. In this guest post on JA Konrath's publishing blog, Mariotte admits he was wrong about the e-pub business that Konrath has been able to make work for him. Plus, after Mariotte's post, Konrath shares some great advice on making e-books work for their authors.
Self-Published Authors Have Great Power, But Are They Taking Responsibility?, by Jane Friedman. Jane explains the benefits of using the professionals (you know, people like editors, marketers, etc.) to help with the publishing process.
25 Reasons You Won't Finish That Story, by Chuck Wendig. Well, I think the title says it all, but Wendig provides 25 reasons why writers won't finish their stories. Don't fall into these traps!
Best Ways for New Freelance Writers to Start Selling Articles, by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen. Laurie shares her tips on how freelancers can improve their success out of the gates. I totally agree with tips like writing a great query letter and thinking like an editor, but there are others too.
A Writer's Life: The Pit of Despair, by Beth K. Vogt. Light-hearted piece that compares the writer's life to The Princess Bride movie.
6 Ways to Master Entrepreneurial Uncertainty, by Johnny B. Truant. This post starts off, "I used to think that successful people had it all figured out." Of course, that's not true (for the most part). However, successful people know how to push past fear of uncertainty and get things accomplished.
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