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Why Literary Writers Aren’t Getting Traditional Publishing Deals

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 8:00pm 10 Comments

This week I had lunch with an agent friend who expressed her frustration that the best manuscripts she’s representing simply aren’t selling to traditional publishers. It’s a storyline so familiar to me that I used it as the…
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Confessions of a Book Editor

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 11:30am 11 Comments

When I got into book publishing I was an inexperienced 23-year-old whose previous work experience was waitressing and a couple of cherry college internships that had nothing to do with publishing. I worked my way up the ranks, learning publishing and how to edit…

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How Not to Get Sued for Your Memoir

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 3:45pm 18 Comments

Because I host regular free webinars about memoir writing, I’m in contact most months with hundreds of memoir writers. And even though the topics I teach typically have nothing to do with libel or slander or misrepresentation, people’s questions always go…

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The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 9:30am 12 Comments

This summer I was invited to the Mendocino Writers Conference, where at the opening reception in downtown Mendocino (where one can’t help but evoke Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote) each presenter was asked to come to the microphone to share their best piece of writing advice. I was…

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An Author’s Guide to Praise and Endorsement Best Practices

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 10:30am 6 Comments



I get an inordinate number of questions about what the industry fondly calls “blurbs,” and here I attempt to cover them all with a detailed list of how authors can approach soliciting and choosing, and everything in between. In today’s book marketplace, blurbs still matter to publishers and the industry at large, in part because they’re a bit of a holdover from a bygone era and publishing is big on tradition, and in part because household names…

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Profile Information

Who I am:
Publisher of She Writes Press and founder of Warner Coaching Inc.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.shewritespress.com
www.warnercoaching.com
facebook.com/warnercoaching
twitter/brooke_warner
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing

What's Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

Visit amazon.com/author/brookewarner
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing and publishing coaching/consulting: warnercoaching.com
My professional associations:
SheWrites.com; NAMW.org
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy and many authors I've worked with over the years.

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Valerie Bonham Moon commented on the blog post 'What’s the Difference between She Writes Press and CreateSpace?'
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At 9:34am on July 15, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Hello Brooke!  I attended your workshop on “scaffolding" in San Miguel last February.  I remembered that you mentioned She Writes but had not really understood what it is until yesterday when I encountered an author who had published with She Writes.  Really looking forward to getting to know this community. 

At 7:52am on June 1, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated! 

At 4:01pm on May 31, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about SheWrites Press, and I want to send her that post, because I think it's so helpful when considering these things. Thanks! Melanie Bishop

At 5:16am on January 29, 2014, Daya Wakens said…
Hi Brooke! One of my short stories is published in a contest and would really appreciate if you could post my request for support. The contest runs only next few days and the winner is based on the number of FB "Likes" and comments on my story page only. This would take no more than five minutes, I promise. Brooke, please excuse my typing here...We are coming home from our honeymoon and had to sleep in DC airport due to weather. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Please vote for me at www.midlifecollage.com
Friends, I need your FB vote & comment on my story contest page "The Second Time Around." (With the Red High Heel)My pen name is Daya Wakens. Thank you so much for your support!
At 10:55pm on April 6, 2013, Hope Edelman said…

Hi Brooke,

Best way to reach me is through hopeedelman@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Hope

At 9:22am on July 26, 2012, Stephanie Volkoff Green said…

Most definitely! I think a play date is in order.

At 6:20pm on March 8, 2012, Hollye Dexter said…

Hi Brooke! Fancy meeting you here.  : )

xo

At 4:10pm on March 8, 2012, Sue William Silverman said…

Oh, that's so sweet!! Thank you. And I look forward to spending time with you here on She Writes! Sue

At 3:35pm on March 8, 2012, Sue William Silverman said…

Hi, Brooke! Thanks for the friendship! Sue

At 11:01am on December 1, 2011, Kirsten Judith Hirschberger said…

thanks for adding :) I´, a big fan of your work and the way you inspire as a loyal coach. thank you so much.

 
 
 

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