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(For journalists/non-fiction writers:) Falling on deaf ears: How do you react when a long-researched piece generates little to no public response?

We've all been there: A piece you think will have great "impact" hits the streets, and then -- nothing. Silence. No letters to the editor;…

Started by Amy Yannello in General

1 Sep 1
Reply by Kate Raphael

Where can we find facts, figures, comparison charts, etc. on book sales in the US?

Publishers ask authors to include results of market research as part of a book proposal. They want us to answer questions such as:  "How l…

Started by Chivvis Moore in General

4 Aug 16
Reply by Amy Hayward Mullison

The Element of Humility Regarding My Masterpiece

Lord, let it begin ... I want to believe that the four years that I spent perfecting my YA novel has produced nothing short of a New York…

Started by Amy Hayward Mullison in General

0 Aug 15

Books that end with cliffhangers: yea or nay?

Today I've been reading about books which end in cliffhangers. The internet  seems quite divided on this as an acceptable thing or not, oft…

Started by Glo Gray in General

4 Aug 13
Reply by Inge Saunders

Wattpad?

Hi, everyone. Who uses Wattpad, and how? I will leave it at that--hoping for lots of good answers and idea. Thanks!

Started by Nora Gaskin Esthimer in General

1 Aug 13
Reply by Inge Saunders

I am revising my first edition of my first book…

After the experience of writing, editing and self-publishing my first book I realized that it was just too angry.  So, I am in the process…

Started by Lisa Cain in General

3 Aug 6
Reply by Lisa Cain

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Greetings fellow writers,   I have finally finished my novel and it is in the hands of my Alpha Reader! (Never dreamed I would have one.) M…

Started by RUTH K HUTCHINGS in General

0 Aug 1

Is there such a thing as young adult memoir?

Hi everyone,  Is there a market for memoirs geared toward young adults? I hear lots about young adult fiction, but not nonfiction. (Trying…

Started by Brit St.Clair in General

0 Jul 31

Newest Thing on Social Media sites: Fake Followers and "Likes"

Maybe some of you have known about this phenomonon before now, but it is new to me. And that is the business practice of buying FAKE follow…

Started by Mikki Sadil in General

0 Jul 31

Usage for Fiction Writers

Hi, all. I am a writer and do quite a bit of substantive editing to help support my writing habit. And I love editing fiction. I have learn…

Started by Nora Gaskin Esthimer in General

6 Jul 28
Reply by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

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