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Karen Szklany Gault commented on the blog post 'How to Get and Stay Motivated'
"Yes, commitment to writing woven around other aspects of our lives is an art. Do you have any periods in your writing life that you are doing research about your subject?  I am right now.  It's a hug, monster-sized book. I do write in…"
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Maria Murnane commented on the blog post 'A book party doesn't have to cost $$'
"@Cate, double thanks! :)"
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Maria Murnane commented on the blog post 'A book party doesn't have to cost $$'
"Thank you, Cate! This is actually my seventh book haha- if you'd like to read their descriptions, you can see them all at www.mariamurnane.com/books. :)"
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How to Get and Stay Motivated

Last year, an old friend called me out of the blue. It had been ages since we'd talked, so I was thrilled to hear from him. He said he'd decided to write a novel and wanted to bounce the premise off me. Knowing how funny this guy is, I couldn't wait to hear his idea—and I wasn't disappointed. What he had in mind was hilarious. I told him as much, wished him the best, and said to keep me posted.  I e-mailed him on his birthday a couple months ago and asked how the novel was going. He said he'd…See More
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Maria Murnane posted a blog post

A book party doesn't have to cost $$

My new book (Wait for the Rain) came out this week-- I'm so excited! On Saturday evening I had a launch party, and it didn't cost me a thing. All I did was ask the manager of a local bar if I could have an area to sell and sign books for a couple hours in exchange for bringing in paying customers, and he quickly agreed. He was happy to have the…See More
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

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How to Get and Stay Motivated

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Last year, an old friend called me out of the blue. It had been ages since we'd talked, so I was thrilled to hear from him. He said he'd decided to write a novel and wanted to bounce the premise off me. Knowing how funny this guy is, I couldn't wait to hear his idea—and I wasn't disappointed. What he had in mind was hilarious. I told him as much, wished him the best, and said to keep me posted.

  

I e-mailed him on his birthday a couple months ago and asked how the novel was…

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A book party doesn't have to cost $$

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:30am 7 Comments

My new book (Wait for the Rain) came out this week-- I'm so excited! On Saturday evening I had a launch party, and it didn't cost me a thing. All I did was ask the manager of a local bar if I could have an area to sell and sign books for a couple hours in exchange for bringing in paying customers, and he quickly agreed. He was happy to have the…

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Writing Tip: Keep Track of Your Ideas

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:00am 2 Comments

The other day, I received a notification that I had a new subscriber to my monthly newsletter. As I always do, I e-mailed her to ask why she'd signed up. She replied that while she hasn't yet written anything, she has a lot of stories she wants to share when she retires from her job as a police detective, so she thought she could learn from me.

 

Isn't that COOL? (Not the learning from me part, the police detective part!)

 

Just think of all the interesting…

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Marketing Idea: Set Up a Card Table on the Sidewalk

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I live near downtown Brooklyn, where sidewalks are lined to the gills with what can best be described as "random stuff" for sale. On any given stroll one can find an array of sunglasses, fruit, CDs, jewelry, clothing, cell phone cases, skin creams, and, last but not least, books.…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

At 7:00am on June 21, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

Best,
Margaret Traylor

 
 
 

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