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What Do You Want in a Bookstore?

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Many authors dream of working with books beyond just writing them and become editors, agents, librarians, or booksellers. In fact, Angela Quarles, my writing bestie, is opening a bookstore! And she’s looking for suggestions to make her genre- and writer-friendly shop among the best.

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August 2, 2018

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The Ultimate #RWA18 Conference Packing List

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Going to a writing conference this season? I’m getting ready for the RWA Annual Conference in Denver, so let me know if you’re going. And let’s hold off the panic attacks together with this handy-dandy packing list.

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July 10, 2018

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Writer Burnout: How Do You Deal?

Huge cloud of smoke behind car "burning out" with text: Is Burnout Clouding Your Writing Career?

As writers, we can burn out in so many different aspects of our lives that it’d be a surprise if we never burned out. And if we don’t deal with our burnout, the problems are likely to get worse, so we might need to make changes.

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May 31, 2018

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Reader Connections, Fake Personas, and Catfishing

Yellow figurine on pile of fake coins with text: When Does "Fake" Become "Fraud"?

Many authors try to create a sense of friendship and connection to their readers. But some “authors” aren’t authors at all—they’re marketing people using ghostwriters and fake personas to trick readers into forming those connections.

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April 17, 2018

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