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  • ...What is the definition of a sociopathic personality? Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture. There i...
  • ...What is the definition of a sociopathic personality? Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture. There i...
  • ...n as someone constantly "dialing for dollars" or "shilling for votes."  [In spite of my loss at the polls, I did run a successful campaign by my standards.] Pitching my yet-to-be-compl...
  • Alonna, thank you! And yes, good point, Rebecca. Not sure what those standards would look like. It's tough, but maybe it wouldn't be about content but that the first five pages not have typos or gross grammatical errors. At least!
  • ...he case in traditional publishing where sharing marketing, agent, and editorial information might mean losing your own spot on lists.  Regarding standards, I think Amazon is actually t...
  • ...dard for self-published authors and that's something we should carve out, because not all self-published books are equal. Some people care about standards and hire a great team, and ot...
  • ...eople will pay for the books, therefore the agents, publishers, printers everyone including the writer makes more money.    Literary achievement standards shift through time. When a wo...
  • ...ffer wonderful fundamentals about book cover design and I echo your accolades for Julie Metz. Thanks to your leadership, and to your and Julie's standards and savvy, She Writes Press h...
  • Great post, Cynthia! Similarly, I nicknamed my first novel (still unpublished) the "big baby" because it was too long to publish by industry standards, so I enjoyed your metaphor.  Your book sounds very intriguing.  Can't wait to read it and meet the newest family member!  Good luck!
  • Great post, Cynthia!  Similarly, I nicknamed my first novel (still unpublished) the "big baby" because it was too long for industry standards, so I really enjoyed your metaphor.  Your book sounds intriguing!  Good luck...and I can't wait to meet the newest family member!