Category Archives: Business

Should You Write What You Love or Follow the Trends?

This is the question all fiction authors are confronted with in their careers. There isn’t an easy answer. When a particular genre or type of novel is in the limelight, a lot of publishers and authors rush to try to get a piece … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #19: A Primer to Self-Publishing

I’m not going to go into details, but I’ll give the basics of self-publishing. I started self-publishing because one of my publishers closed, and they returned rights to me.  Bless them for doing that.  But in the meantime, a bunch … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #18: Publishing and Time

The publishing world has changed dramatically within the last years. Twenty or more years ago, authors searched for the right agent to represent their work to the right publisher. Many publishers were and still are closed to authors submissions. If you … Continue reading

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Part of the Pack—Writing in an Anthology by Stacy Hoff

How is it to write as part of a pack? When I was first invited by a group of best-selling authors—Stephanie Queen, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Gerri Brousseau—to join in their anthology, SEASON OF LOVE, my first thought was, … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal by Stacy Hoff

What makes this—the cover for my third published work—so different than the other two is that this time, the cover was done by a consensus of authors. One of them being me. The cover design experience is very new to … Continue reading

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Why You Were Not Rejected! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

It’s come to my attention that people are going through a lot lately with rejection. I want you to enjoy your holiday weekend, so I’m letting you in on all the secrets around the illusion called “rejection.”  I’m going to … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 8 – How to Hashtag on Social Media

I’m a social media marketer in my day job in addition to doing websites. Consequently I like to keep up on trends and collect cheat sheets that will keep me straight on all the social media platforms. Just by looking … Continue reading

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