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E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'self pub vs. traditional'
"My guess is that it depends on the publisher and the contract. I originally self published and after several months on the market, I was then offered a publishing deal to "take it to the next level." They wanted to put the book through…"
May 29
Eva Lesko Natiello commented on the blog post 'A New Chapter for The Green Line'
"Hi E.C., I know you posted this a while ago, but I'm just seeing it now and wanted to say congrats! I am in a similar position to the one you were in about a year ago. Years writing a suspense/thriller trying to go traditional, deciding to…"
Feb 28
Eva Lesko Natiello liked E.C. Diskin's discussion Killer Nashville anyone?
Feb 28
E.C. Diskin posted a blog post

A Surprising Find...

When I first dreamed of writing books, it felt like a great fit because I could be creative, set my own hours, and be at home. I don’t think I’m a recluse, but I’ve never been comfortable at “work functions” and the idea of networking, schmoozing, or talking to strangers, has always been something I dreaded. Once I published, I realized that I’d have to actually “get out there”, and do what writers do–book signings, book fairs, and…See More
Nov 11, 2013
E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'Find your fellow SheWriters on Twitter' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"twitter.com/ecdiskin thx Meg!"
Sep 30, 2013
E.C. Diskin commented on the blog post 'A New Chapter for The Green Line'
"Thanks Leanne! I hope to learn a lot from this and will certainly report back anything I learn that might be helpful to my comrades! "
Sep 27, 2013
Leanne Dyck commented on the blog post 'A New Chapter for The Green Line'
"Congratulations! You are living a dream shared by many--including me. Enjoy it."
Sep 27, 2013
E.C. Diskin posted a blog post

A New Chapter for The Green Line

A New Chapter For The Green Line Fellow writers and friends, I wanted to share a bit of news with you all.  So many of you have been helpful in posting info or resources, liking each others' pages, downloading freebies, spreading news, and so I've had some good fortune recently and wanted to share--see blog post from my website, linked above (www.ecdiskin.com/blog/) Though I've found…See More
Sep 27, 2013
E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'Publishing Contract Attorney Rec Anyone?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Thanks Michael:) "
Sep 6, 2013
E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'Publishing Contract Attorney Rec Anyone?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"thank you!!"
Sep 6, 2013
Michael E. Henderson replied to the discussion 'Publishing Contract Attorney Rec Anyone?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"I suggest you go to Lawyers.com. The contract (as you know) provides that it is governed by the law of a certain state, and that any action would have to be brought there. It may even specify the county or city. Find a lawyer in that state. I…"
Sep 5, 2013
Yolanda Renee replied to the discussion 'Publishing Contract Attorney Rec Anyone?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Ellen Kozak helped me, she is on Facebook. She is a Copyright, publishing and media lawyer. at Kozak Law Offices https://www.facebook.com/ellen.kozak?fref=ts Good luck!"
Sep 5, 2013
E.C. Diskin added a discussion to the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
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Publishing Contract Attorney Rec Anyone?

Hi All! Please forgive me as I'm sure this isn't the best place to ask this, but I'm struggling to find help and would rather not just shoot into the dark of cyberspace to find one! I've been offered a publishing deal (exciting!!!) and I'd like to consult with a seasoned IP attorney who deals with pub contracts in order to negotiate the best deal. Although I was an IP attorney back in the day, this wasn't my area of expertise and I'm looking for a pro (though the budget is tight). I'm in…See More
Sep 5, 2013
E.C. Diskin commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Alright ladies. Thanks so much for all this twitter talk. It motivated me to finally deal with my twitter handle issue and I was able to get my "ecdiskin" as the user name again.  Thanks for everyone that already became a follower of…"
Aug 21, 2013
E.C. Diskin commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"I'll follow you all on twitter as well and happy to learn from your posts and re-tweet when I can. I think I have all of 7 followers and before anyone follows me, I have a question... I'm currently @diskingirl...which is kind of a joke b/c…"
Aug 21, 2013
E.C. Diskin commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Thanks V.B. for these FB tips...I find it REALLY challenging to post on the FB page often (or blog for that matter) b/c I don't really want to just post for the sake of posting and I want to have meaningful content to share rather than become…"
Aug 17, 2013

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Who I am:
Former attorney, at-home mom, writer, serial renovator.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
THE GREEN LINE, coming out in Spring, 2013. Fingers crossed.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Examiner.com, divinecaroline.com
My writing is:
Fiction
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
n/a
Services I offer to other writers:
n/a
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Oak Park Novelistas
My professional associations:
Chicago Writers Association
I found out about She Writes from:
surfing

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A Surprising Find...

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:25am 0 Comments

When I first dreamed of writing books, it felt like a great fit because I could be creative, set my own hours, and be at home. I don’t think I’m a recluse, but I’ve never been comfortable at “work functions” and the idea of networking, schmoozing, or talking to strangers, has always been something I dreaded. Once I published, I realized that I’d have to actually “get out there”, and do what writers do–book signings, book…

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A New Chapter for The Green Line

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:30am 3 Comments

A New Chapter For The Green Line

 

Fellow writers and friends, I wanted to share a bit of news with you all.  So many of you have been helpful in posting info or resources, liking each others' pages, downloading freebies, spreading news, and so I've had some good fortune recently and wanted to share--see blog post from my website, linked above (www.ecdiskin.com/blog/) Though…

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At 3:24pm on September 28, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Elizabeth, We're delighted to have you join us in the novelist group – please accept my belated welcome (I’ve been finishing a novel on deadline, and traveling to boot). If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. We do a live chat the first Wednesdays of each month at 1 EST, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one. I hope you’ll enjoy the group.

Meg Waite Clayton
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Bestselling Author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)

 
 
 

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