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Articles on Writing, Editing, and Publishing for Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers

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Attention Freelance Writers: To Get Published You Need to Do Your Homework

Why Freelance Writers Must "Niche" Themselves

Become the Freelance Writer Editors Love

Writers: Are You Sick of Query Letters?

How to Keep Your Freelance Writing Clients Happy


The Anatomy of an Article

Article Ideas

Ask the Book Doctor Articles

Author as Indexer

So You Don’t Believe in Luck?

Four Benefits of Joining a Publishers Association

When the Book Promotion Well Runs Dry

Chutzpah Gets a Writer Published

Self-Editing for Success

Editing Tips

Editing Tips and Infelicities

Editing Tips: More Misused Words

Presenting your Work

Elegant Writing

Interview with Mary Embree, Editor

How to Establish Yourself as a Writer

Ethics and Legal Concerns - Both Matter

How to Evaluate Writing Contests: Six Starter Questions

What Can You Expect From Your Editor?

Extension of Copyright Protection

How to Find Work that Satisfies your Passion

What Makes a Good Book Cover Design?

What Can a Good Editor Do For You?

7 Habits of Highly Successful Writers and Authors


How Should You Publish Your Work?

How to Start a Book

How to Write for the Regionals

Where Oh where Are All the Good Article Ideas?

The Importance of Mentors

ISBN Changes

Juniper Creek: Small World, Big Words

The Three Things I Learned at BEA

Networking Tips for Authors

Piggyback Book Promotion

Are You Planning to Self-Publish? It's not that hard to do.

How to Protect Yourself From Publishing Scams!

Publishing Your Own Book - A Timeline

Recession Proof Your Writing Business

Self Publishing Versus Being Self Published

Seven Mistakes Self-Publishers Make – and How to Avoid Them

Watch Out for Sharks in Those Publishing Waters

10 Publishing Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Why Do We Write?

Word Usage

How to Work a Book Festival So that it Works for You

Writing the Feature article

How to Write a Promotional Article

Crushing Writer's Block

A Writer's Garden

A Writer's Resolutions

Speaking of Writing Conferences

Writing the Newspaper Feature Article


Ask the Book Doctor Articles

Ask the Book Doctor

Ask the Book Doctor II

Ask the Book Doctor III

Ask the Book Doctor IV

Ask the Book Doctor V

Ask the Book Doctor VI

Ask the Book Doctor VII

Ask the Book Doctor VIII

Ask the Book Doctor IX

Ask the Book Doctor X

Ask the Book Doctor XI

Ask the Book Doctor XII

Ask the Book Doctor XIII

Ask the Book Doctor XIV

Ask the Book Doctor XV

Ask the Book Doctor XVI

Ask the Book Doctor XVII

Ask the Book Doctor XVIII

Ask the Book Doctor XVIX

Ask the Book Doctor XX

Ask the Book Doctor XXI

Ask the Book Doctor XXII

Ask the Book Doctor XXIII

Ask the Book Doctor XXIV

Ask the Book Doctor XXV

Ask the Book Doctor XXVI

Ask the Book Doctor XXVII

Ask the Book Doctor XXVIII

Ask the Book Doctor: About Writing for a Living in Dumbed-Down America

Ask the Book Doctor: About Freelance Issues

Ask the Book Doctor: About Avoiding Fraud and Finding Your Voice

Ask the Book Doctor: About Finding Agents and Getting Published

Ask the Book Doctor: About Book Contracts and Slipstream

Ask the Book Doctor: About Self Publishing, Screenplay Agents, and Ghostwriting

Ask the Book Doctor: About Tips on Writing for Magazines

Ask the Book Doctor: Some Decisions Are up to the Author

Ask the Book Doctor: About Viewpoints, Word Choices, and Creating Anthologies

Ask the Book Doctor: About Selling Your Work and About Poetry Contests

Ask the Book Doctor: About It’s or Its, Numerals, and Self Publishing versus Traditional Publishing

Ask the Book Doctor: About Capital Letters, Word Counts and Song Lyrics

Ask the Book Doctor: About Titles, Parts, and the Right Time to Edit

Ask the Book Doctor: About query letters, dialogue, formatting flashbacks, and telling vs. showing

Ask the Book Doctor: About Commas, Ebooks, and Pseudonyms

Ask the Book Doctor: About Synopses or Pitches, Speed Writing, O.K. or Okay, and Character Description

Ask the Book Doctor: About E-mail Submissions, Standard Manuscript Format, Using the Names of Periodicals, and What Does Device-y mean?

Ask the Book Doctor: About Chapter Format, the Library of Congress, and Using Big Words

Ask the Book Doctor: About Book Covers and Free Feedback

Ask the Book Doctor: About Self-Publishing, Independent Publishing, Book Proposals and Using the Stories of Others

Ask the Book Doctor: About Negotiating Discounts, Selling on Amazon, and Organizing a Book



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