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Marketing Your Writing: The Chicken or the Egg?

What comes first? The writing or the marketing? Many writers, especially those new to publishing, think they need to get their books or articles written. Only when the projects are complete do they begin to wonder about marketing. Like a farmer with extra chickens, they start looking for a place to sell their work. Selling […]

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Marketing Link Roundup 2014

Marketing is a subject all writers need to know more about. I’ve had graduate-level courses in marketing, but I find there’s always more to learn. Do you sometimes run across an article or blog post that makes you wish you had been the one to write it? That’s how I felt when I came across […]

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Who Is Your Customer?

You are a writer. You’d like to get your work published. If you are a beginning writer, your best chance to get published quickly is to submit short pieces to magazines. You might produce articles, short stories, puzzles, and poems. If you’ve had your work published, but you’re not getting regular acceptances, perhaps you need a fresh approach.

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Writing for Peanuts?

Writing for peanuts—that’s what you’ll be doing if you sell each article, story, or poem only once. You may be tempted to skip this article if you’re still trying to get your first piece published. Resist the temptation, because, once you do sell something, you can sell it again as long as you don’t sell […]

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Could You Be a Ghostwriter?

Did you know that the long-time best-seller, 90 Minutes in Heaven, was not written by Don Piper? At least it was not written by Piper alone. If you look at the credits, you’ll see that he wrote it “with” Cecil Murphey. Remember Heaven Is for Real? The author is “Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.” Vincent […]

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